Osteopathy is an established recognised system of diagnosis and treatment, which lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body. It is a system of therapy that emphasises normal body mechanics and manipulation to correct faulty body structures. Often these techniques are used in conjunction with more conventional forms of medical care, such as prescribing medication and performing surgery.
Osteopathy is a complementary medicine that not only takes in account the physical symptoms but the lifestyle, attitudes and current health of the patient. Therefore when visiting your osteopath you will not only receive advice on how to reduce physical symptoms such as immediate pain, but postural advice, exercise advice, lifestyle advice, hydrotherapy advice and nutritional advice. These factors are considered important as they help to optimise your external and internal environment, helping them to work effectively with each other and therefore help in reducing the discomfort with which you presented to the clinic.