Osteopathy focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) and the way in which this inter-relates with the body as a whole.
It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology and clinical methods of investigation.
Osteopaths diagnose and treat faults which occur because of injury, stress or perhaps disease, to enable the musculo-skeletal system to work as efficiently as possible, allowing the body to restore itself to normal function. A caring approach and attention to the individual is considered particularly important.
After treatment, an osteopath can advise on maintaining a realistic level of health and avoiding those things which might be damaging. For example, remedial exercises to adjust posture or advice on diet and lifestyle can be given as part of a personal treatment plan.
Osteopathy is a fully regulated profession which means that only practitioners who have been properly trained and are able to show that they have been in a safe and competent practice, are allowed onto the register and must abide by a strict code of ethics and practice.
Osteopaths' patient-centred approach to health and well-being means they consider symptoms in the context of the patient's full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.
What do we Treat?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which lays particular emphasis on the body’s muscles, joints and bones. Osteopathy can be used to provide relief from spinal and other joint problems, sports injuries and a wide variety of health problems such as those associated with pregnancy, degenerative disease, asthma, postural and developmental problems.
Common problems that we treat include:
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder
- Degenerative conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Pregnancy symptoms
- Childhood Musculoskeletal Problems
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5.45pm
The title 'osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. Anne and Catherine are both listed on the on the GOsC Register.