Osteopathy is a discreet medical speciality that recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions.
Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles and soft tissue. They work with their hands, using techniques such as deep tissue massage, manipulation, stretching and mobilisation to increase the mobility of joints and to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues. This aids the body’s own healing mechanisms to treat conditions like back pain, sciatica, repetitive strain injury and sports injuries.
It is the work of an Osteopath to recognise and diagnose the cause of the symptoms, and set about the process of restoring a degree of healthy functioning to the whole body by means of ‘hands-on’ treatment and deeply intuitive care.