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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established system of clinical diagnosis and manual treatment in which a caring approach to the patient and attention to individual needs are of primary importance.

In particular, it is concerned with the inter-relationship between the structure of the body and the way in which it functions and is therefore an appropriate form of therapy for many problems affecting the neuro-musculo-skeletal systems.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.

Some of the conditions which osteopathy can help relieve are:

  • back pain

  • arthritic pain

  • period pain

  • repetitive strain injury

  • shoulder and neck pains including frozen shoulder

  • neuralgia and sinus pain

  • teeth grinding

  • irritable bowel syndrome

  • sciatica

  • mobility problems

  • sports injury

  • postural problems caused by pregnancy, driving or work strain

  • joint pain, muscular aches, pains & strains

  • tennis elbow

  • asthma and respiratory problems

Osteopathy is one of only two complementary therapies in the UK regulated by law. It is illegal for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with The General Osteopathic Council which is the statutory regulatory body for osteopaths in the United Kingdom.

What can I expect when I visit an Osteopath?

Your Osteopath will start by taking a thorough case history, asking questions about your presenting complaint and your medical history. You will then be asked to undress to your underwear and the osteopath will complete an Osteopathic examination. He/she will perform any necessary clinical tests and the appropriate treatment will then begin.

Our Practioners

Kieren Spencer


Kate Lichfield


Anita Watson


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