Osteopaths use many different techniques during treatment from soft tissue massage techniques, passive and active stretching techniques, mobilisation (gentle stretching)of the joints, joint manipulation (known as HVLAT or high velocity, low amplitude thrust, where a "click" is sometimes heard from the joint) to acupuncture Click Here for Acupuncture. We may also give therapeutic exercises, lifestyle and dietary advice as part of your personalised treatment plan.
Personalised Care...For All
Osteopathy has been a statutorily regulated profession since May 1998. All osteopaths MUST be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Only osteopaths meeting high standards of safety and competence are eligible to join the register. Proof of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance are also required.
The certification mark "I'm Registered" is only issued to osteopaths who meet the above criteria.
Osteopathy is a holistic system of treatment for a wide range of conditions. It is based on the principle that for good health, the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues should be working in harmony. Therefore, for the body to work well, all its' component structures must work well. Osteopathic care comprises of the identification of underlying causes of the condition, not just the treatment of symptoms. It is therefore suitable for the treatment of acute and long-standing ailments.
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