What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of manual, manipulative medicine, used to help restore physical and mental well-being in the patient. It promotes normal function and allows the body to utilise its own recuperative powers.

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Osteopaths are taught to listen to their patient’s description of pain or dysfunction and use their skills to formulate the appropriate treatment. The palpatory and manipulative skills they develop in their training become important tools of restoration and prevention. Such things as tissue tension or variations in the movements of joints all present clues which, when analysed, serve as indicators of underlying problems.

The osteopath aims to adjust and improve the mechanism of the body by using various treatment methods. These may include structural techniques, such as soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, and joint manipulation. A more gentle technique, known as cranial osteopathy, may be used in certain cases, being especially useful for babies and young children.

What conditions do we treat?

A range of conditions are treated at the clinic including:

  • Pain such as joint, neck, hip, shoulder and back pain
  • Sciatica nerve pain and Herniated disk and spinal stenosis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Work related disorders of the muscles, tendons and joints.
  • Postural problems
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Muscular spasms/tension
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Lower limb dysfunctions

Who do we treat?

A wide range of patients are treated including:

  • Athletes and Sports persons including runners, Rugby players, Football players.

  • Dancers

  • Older people

  • Expectant mothers

  • Students

  • Parents

  • Babies

  • Teenagers


Osteopaths are best known for treating back, neck and shoulder pain but people come to us with a whole range of complaints ranging from plantar fasciitis (pain in the sole of the foot) to carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain) to TMJ disfunction (jaw pain).

Whether you are suffering from long term, chronic back or joint pain or an acute issue, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist your recovery.