Osteopathy is a natural and recognised* way of relieving pain and addressing mechanical problems for all areas of the body, and treats sudden, long term and postural problems. It is suitable for all, from babies to the very elderly.
It is a physical style of treatment and osteopaths use their highly developed palpation skills (touch) to determine the problem and establish a diagnosis. Treatment includes massage type techniques, mobilisation and clicking of joints and the more gentle Cranial Osteopathy. The style of treatment will in part depend on the patients preference. In addition advice is given on exercise, work ergonomics and lifestyle as appropriate.
*Osteopathy is recognised both legally by the Osteopathic Act (1993) and by the British Medical Association.