What is Osteopathy ?

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Osteopathy is a system of treatment that concentrates on the Musculoskeletal system.( the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and connective tissues of the body ) and the way that this interacts and effects the body as a whole. It is based on the philosophies and teachings of A.T Still , the founder of Osteopathy in C19th.

Contrary to popular belief even though we are very renowned for it we don't just treat backs.(see "what do we treat ?")

Osteopaths diagnose and treat faults that may arise due to stress ,injury and disease. These may be brought about through daily activities, sport, posture or work.

We endevour though our treatments to enable the musculoskeletal system to work as efficiently as possible thus allowing the body to restore itself to normal function.

In essence we are involved in tuning the body.

A consultation will also involve advise on maintaining a healthy balance in the body. This may be through stretches, exercises and or postural advice specifically tailored to the individual.