Osteopathy is an established, well recognised system of diagnosis and treatment whose main emphasis lies on the structural integrity of the body.

It is distinctive in that it recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer from stems from poor function of the body’s structure, as well as the damage caused by disease and trauma.

Osteopathy's main strength lies in the unique way a patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. The manual methods applied are tailored to the needs of each individual patient.

Osteopaths use gentle stretching and mobilization techniques as well as manipulating joints, in order to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process. Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Advice can also be given on self-help treatments.

Osteopathy is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) which is a statutory self regulated body. It is illegal to practise as an osteopath unless registered by the GOsC. This protects the public by ensuring adequate training of osteopaths and ongoing learning (continual professional development or CPD is mandatory) is taking place to ensure knowledge is kept up to date.