Osteopathy is a medically recognised primary care profession although no GP referral is necessary and focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, and the effects of these conditions on patients' general health. Treatment is via the muscles and skeletal system. Whilst we primarily treat pain, both acute and chronic, we aim to treat the whole body and a myriad of conditions.
Osteopaths are registered and insured and trained at degree level. Utilising the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment we ensure that treatment is safe for each patient. Annual evidence-based training is undertaken to maintain continuing professional excellence.
Osteopaths' patient-centred approach to health and wellbeing means we consider symptoms in the context of the patient's full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This whole-body approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.
Treatment can be to relieve acute or chronic pain or similar to regularly servicing a car can be on a maintenance basis to avoid those painful surprises resulting from the general stresses of modern life. If Osteopathic treatment is not suitable for you, an appropriate referral will be made.