Every osteopath trains for around 4-5 years. The training is carried out at recognized specialist institutes, where their skills are refined along with their understanding and knowledge of each subject.
After graduating, every osteopath is registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) and are qualified as members of the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).
The treatment is totally drug-free. The medicines prescribed work on strengthening the musculoskeletal frameworks and treating a number of other issues such as lower back pain, back ache, neck ache, upper back pain along with nerve compressions such as sciatica, muscular aches or pains, muscle and ligament strains, headaches, migraines, circulatory problems, occupational injuries (e.g. postural). As a result of this, digestive problems, joint pains such as arthritis in hands, hips, knees etc too might crop-up.
Do I need to see my GP first?
Not really! Generally patients refer without consulting any GPs. If you suffer from any severe health issues or have a complex medical history, then only consulting a GP will be needed.
Otherwise, our team is always up to answer all your questions. Just call the number below and you’ll be good to go.
Osteopathy & Pregnancy?
While pregnancy can be difficult to deal with, an Osteopathic treatment can be your go to for some relief. It is one gentle way of helping your body adapt to the physical changes which take place during pregnancy.
The common problems associating pregnancy and osteopathy are low back pain, mid back, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction and post-natal coccyx pain.
The best thing is that an osteopathic treatment takes care of all of these.