What is Osteopathy?

 

  • Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in our body's structure and function.
  • Osteopaths diagnose and treat problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to help the body's natural healing ability.
  • Treatment involves gentle, manual techniques - easing pain, reducing swelling and improving mobility. Often, this involves manipulation which can result in an audible 'crack' which is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joints.
  • Osteopathy does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.