What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a variety of techniques to help resolve underlying problems within the body’s structure (muscles, joints, ligaments, connective tissue and skeleton).

Osteopathy can treat many conditions and is suitable for all ages, from the new born to the elderly. The techniques used are gentle, effective and non- invasive.

It is based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system can cause disorders in other parts of the body, such as the digestive, nervous, immune, lymphatic and circulatory systems. These disturbances may lead to symptoms such as headaches, bowel/stomach problems, lack of energy and fatigue, low mood/depression, period pains and much more. Emotional stress also plays a strong role in strains and stresses in the body.

Removing dysfunctions from the musculoskeletal system can therefore have a profound effect on the whole person.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a variety of techniques to help resolve underlying problems within the body’s structure (muscles, joints, ligaments, connective tissue and skeleton).

Osteopathy can treat many conditions and is suitable for all ages, from the new born to the elderly. The techniques used are gentle, effective and non- invasive.

It is based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system can cause disorders in other parts of the body, such as the digestive, nervous, immune, lymphatic and circulatory systems. These disturbances may lead to symptoms such as headaches, bowel/stomach problems, lack of energy and fatigue, low mood/depression, period pains and much more. Emotional stress also plays a strong role in strains and stresses in the body.

Removing dysfunctions from the musculoskeletal system can therefore have a profound effect on the whole person.

Resolving issues

Many of our aches and pains are due to stresses and strains in the body. Even the slightest problem in any muscle or part of the skeleton can throw the whole finely balanced structure out of equilibrium.

Some of the conditions osteopaths commonly come across are caused by accidents and injuries, problems caused by diet, posture and stress and general wear and tear.

Osteopaths look at the body in a holistic manner in order to find the cause of the person’s symptoms as well as any possible maintaining factors. The osteopath takes into consideration the person’s lifestyle as well as their occupation and posture.

Osteopathy offers a variety of techniques from cranial, a very gentle and subtle approach, to the more structural – a combination of gentle manipulation, articulation and soft tissue work.

The aim of treatment is to restore the balance the body itself is trying to achieve.

Structural osteopathy can be an incredibly effective treatment for a huge range of conditions. It encompasses an understanding of the body’s muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons and how they correlate to each other and effect each other.

Through structural manipulation, stretching and massage, the relief which can come from structural osteopathy after a sporting injury, occupational strain or whiplash is a proven and medically recognised alternative to pain killers and can aid the speed with which you recover from injury.

If you think osteopathy could help you or you have
a GP referral please call Judi on:

07540757720 or 01256 782590