Osteopathy is a profession regulated by the General Osteopathic Council, and all osteopaths must adhere to strict guidelines and standards of practice which ensures that you as a patient can be sure to receive the utmost quality of care. Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal 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 together. Osteopathy works in the same sense as Chiropractic, as for your body to function well and heal, its structure needs to be optimal. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery, just as Chiropractic does.

Osteopaths use their hands to deliver a range of techniques which increase the mobility of joints and relieve muscle and fascial tension, which enhances the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and helps your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring Osteopathy and Chiropractic Osteopaths and chiropractors train for the same length of time in the UK, and are both regulated professions. They treat the same health conditions and many of their techniques are similar. Many patients treated by them both do not notice much difference, it is generally a preference in individual practitioner, than approach. Please see your practitioner if you would like further information.