Introduction

Osteopathy focuses on the muscular-skeletal system (the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue).  Put simply, the primary skill of the Osteopath is concerned with correcting faults which occur because of injury, wear and tear and poor posture for example.

Treatments are geared to attending to the unique needs of each patient where a caring approach and attention to the individual is considered particularly important.

When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full medical history will be taken and you will be given an examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing to perform a simple series of movements so that the mobility of your body can be evaluated. Any points of weakness, excessive strain or specific injury will be identified.

This musculo-skeletal assessment will be considered alongside lifestyle factors such as work and leisure activities to enable a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be determined