Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a complementary manual therapy that is patient centered, and that looks at the body as whole. It is a complete system of diagnosis and treatment that works with the structure and function of the body. It is underpinned by the principle that structural integrity of the body is the basis of well-being.  Osteopaths strive to return your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.

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Since the Osteopaths Act in 1993, osteopathy is a regulated primary healthcare profession. We are bound by the voluntary guidelines of the Advertising Standards Authority which prohibit “unsubstantiated” claims in literature or on websites. An “unsubstantiated claim” is considered to be any claim to cure a condition where that claim has not been subject to specific scientific research.

As osteopath, we treat the individual person, we do not just treat a specific condition, e.g.: “a tennis elbow”. We aim to understand why that particular patient has that problem at this time, the issues that contributed to it, its future prevention as well as considering imbalances that may be causing other, less symptomatic, but possibly longer term issues – we then work towards treating the body to improve overall function for that individual as best as we are able by the application of osteopathic techniques informed by the principles of osteopathy.

Osteopathic treatment is based on the relationship between the structure and function of the body, which we consider to be unique to each patient. It is personalized and patient centered, not condition/disease based. From this perspective, osteopaths assess and treat a wide range of healthcare issues in adults as well as children. Any discussions regarding osteopathy on this website are not, in the main, based on randomised, controlled clinical trials. They are founded on osteopathic principles and the clinical experience of generations of osteopaths.

Where conditions are named in this site it is either because there is limited research into that particular condition, or it serves to illustrate the kinds of symptoms which might respond to osteopathic treatment. Nothing in this site should be taken as a claim to cure a specific condition. Because of limitations regarding “unsubstantiated” claims, you may find that some conditions which osteopaths are well known for treating, are not mentioned here. If you have a query as to whether osteopathy might be able to help, please contact me directly

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