Osteopathy was developed by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, an American Doctor, in the United States in the 1880s. He devised a system of manual therapy that improved the function of the body and helped it to overcome illness and pain.
The therapy has benefitted from over 100 years of research and testing to become one of the most important forms of physical therapy. We are well known for being expert “back specialists”, but we treat problems over the whole body. Osteopaths use touch, manipulation, stretching, and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and help your body’s healing mechanisms. We also advise posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms from reoccurring.
We will listen to you, examine you thoroughly, treat you effectively, advise you and liaise and work with other health care professionals, where necessary. Your care is in our hands.
What to Expect
Osteopathy can benefit everyone, regardless of age or current health status. Our specialists regularly work with infants, new mothers, athletes, and older people.
Osteopathy can be an effective treatment for:
- Arthritic & rheumatic pain
- Circulatory & digestive problems
- Shoulder and elbow conditions
- Joint pains, including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Lower back pain
- General aches and pains
- Minor sports injuries
- Cramps and muscle spasms
- Inability to relax