WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a system of assessing and treating people with various symptoms usually related to disordered functioning of their joints, muscles and nerves, collectively referred to as musculoskeletal dysfunction and usually causing them pain or loss of movement in some part of their body. It takes into account not only the history and findings of physical dysfunction but also lifestyle, occupational, psychological and social factors in a very holistic model of diagnosing the cause of their problems and finding a sustainable solution.
The Osteopath is trained in manual assessment and treatment techniques which help the patient's body in the process of self healing, further aided by advice on lifestyle factors and exercise to maintain the healthy state.
For more information please visit the General Osteopathic Council website at: www.osteopathy.org.uk