Osteopaths train for 4–5 years at recognised specialist colleges where there skills and understanding are developed. Once graduated osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and become members of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).
Treatment is a drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal frameworks. Treating a variety of issues, some of these are; 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?
Generally no. Most patients self refer without consulting a GP first. If you have severe health problems and a complex medical history, you might wish to consult with your GP first. If you have any questions please just give the team a call on the number below.
Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
Osteopathic treatment offers a gentle way of helping the body adapt to pregnancy and changes taking place, relieving aches and pains resulting from the additional weight of the baby. Common problems are low back pain, mid back, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction and post-natal coccyx pain.