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, like; lower back pain, back ache, neck & shoulder pain, neck ache, upper back pain, sports injuries (e.g. tennis elbow), nerve compressions such as sciatica, muscular aches or pains, muscle and ligament strains, headaches, migraines, circulatory problems, occupational injuries (e.g. postural), digestive problems, joint pains or stiffness – e.g. arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc. neck and shoulder injuries – including frozen shoulder.
Do I need to see my GP first?
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.