What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works
with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an
individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work
to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of
joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your
body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid
recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Who and what do osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals,
pregnant women, children and sportspeople. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of
conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by
driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.

https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/visiting-an-osteopath/about-osteopathy/. About osteopathy –
General Osteopathic Council [Accessed 13/11/2019]


Common Conditions:

  • neck pain,
  • headaches,
  • back pain
  • mid back pain,
  • low back pain,
  • shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pain,
  • hip/knee/ankle/foot pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Cramp
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Mechanical neck pain
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
  • Tension and inability to relax



  • Examination, consultation and first treatment £60
  • Ongoing sessions £45 (discount plans also available)


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