In order to get certified, Osteopaths train at recognised specialist colleges for 4-5 years. Once they graduate, they have to first register with General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and British Osteopathic Association (BOA) in order to start practicing as a professional osteopath.
Osteopathic treatments are non-invasive and drug free. Instead, Osteopathy focusses on healing and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework of the body to promote better overall health. The treatment can treat a variety of issues; back – lower back pain, overall back ache, neck, shoulder pain, neck ache, upper back pain and discomfort, sports injuries, like tennis elbow, nerve compressions like sciatica, muscular aches and pains, muscle, ligament strains, migraines, headaches, digestive problems, circulatory problems, occupational injuries, for example postural, joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in knees, hands, hips etc. neck, shoulder injuries – including frozen shoulder.
Need to see my GP before visiting bodytonic clinic?
Osteopathy is a safe treatment that is fit for all members of the family, so consulting with a GP is not necessary in most cases. If however, your condition is extreme, or you have a complex medical history, it is smart to consult your GP before an osteopathic treatment. If you have more questions about osteopathy, get in touch with our team at the number given below.
Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
Osteopathic treatments can help pregnant women effectively adapt to the many changes that the body experiences during pregnancy. Since the body is carrying the additional weight of the baby, women can experience a number of problems such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip and pelvic pain, and many others.