WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and manual treatment that is recognised by the British Medical Association as a clinical discipline.
Osteopathy is often the treatment of choice for people suffering from aches and pains in their joints or muscles. The treatment helps to reduce pain by restoring mobility, resulting in improved function.
Osteopathy is best known for treating low back pain, but can be used to treat many conditions. Your osteopath would be happy to discuss this with you.
Osteopaths use many techniques, including:
- Massage work
- Joint manipulation
- Postural correction
- Breathing exercises
- Cranial osteopathy
By law, all people who practice as Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathy does not use drugs or medication.
WHAT IS CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY?
Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle technique that is especially suitable for babies and infants to help in reducing infant restlessness, and aiding sleep.
Osteopaths are trained to feel the very subtle, rhythmical change that is present in all body tissues.
This allows your Osteopath to identify and treat restrictions and disturbances, using gentle but specific movements on the skull. This feels like gentle pressure and is not at all painful or uncomfortable, and can produce a feeling of deep well-being.
Cranial Osteopathy is also useful for people who are suffering from stress, or who have suffered severe trauma, such as whiplash.
To learn more about Osteopathy, contact the General Osteopathic Council. By law, all people who practice as Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council.