Osteopaths are most commonly known as ‘back specialists’. We do treat back pain the majority of the time however, we do also treat many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Osteopaths’ patients range from the young to older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and athletes.
- WHAT DO WE TREAT?
- Back & neck pain, Headaches, Sciatica, Sports Injuries, Frozen shoulder, Hip & knee pain, Tennis & golfers elbow, Joint pain & muscle pain, Arthritic pain, Fibromyalgia and Neuralgia.
Regulation of Osteopathy in the UK
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). To be a member of the GOsC the osteopath must have studied for a minimum of four years and have a degree in osteopathy.
Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year as part of this process, the GOsC checks that osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.
The title ‘osteopath’ is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.
Osteopathic treatment does not just target the symptoms but also treats the parts of the body that may have caused them. We have a holistic approach and believe that your body will work well if your body is in good structural balance.
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual, utilising gentle techniques they will work with your body to create perfect conditions to encourage the healing process.
Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy and uses gentle joint manipulation & articulation, soft tissue massage & stretching.
Is Osteopathy for me?
Patients find osteopathy useful for a number of different conditions. If you are unsure whether osteopathy is suitable and you would like to find out more then please contact Emily for further information.
*Based on the information supplied by the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) & the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)