Osteopathy is the system of diagnosis and treatment that works on the body framework to relieve pain and musculoskeletal problems and is an officially recognised primary contact health care profession. It is a system of manual medicine based on the original discoveries and clinical experiences of its American founder Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.
Osteopaths recognise the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions and we focus on the body skeleton and bone structure, as well as the muscles, soft tissues and internal organs – basically everything that helps to support us, move us and keep us alive.
We use soft tissue techniques as well as mobilisation, manipulation, exercises and postural advice to help relieve many disorders – for more information on what we treat and how, why not pay a visit to the Institute of Osteopathy website by clicking here:
“Cranial Osteopathy can treat all ages but many find it really beneficial to babies and small children“
Most of our osteopaths have added cranial techniques to their skill set on top of their standard osteopathic training. Cranial Osteopathy is a specialism where the practitioner uses a very gentle but powerful form of treatment, this is very relaxing and can be very useful for the treatment of babies and children but of course this method of treatment is also beneficial to some adults. In this technique, gentle pressure and movements are used to first assess and then change the movements of the bones of the body, including the skull (cranium) which is where the name ‘cranial’ comes from.
Cranial Osteopathy can help with many problems, too many to list here so if you would like more information then please call or email us and we will be in contact. If you’d like to discuss your issue we can arrange for an osteopath to call you back, simply send us a message from the contact page or call our receptionists and we will set up a free call.
Having trained full time for four years, all of our Osteopaths are registered with The General Osteopathic Council who are the government regulated body responsible for maintaining the standards of Osteopathic practice in the UK.
Since 2000, the title ‘Osteopath’ has been protected by law, meaning that only those practitioners on this Register may practice as Osteopaths, thus protecting you, the patient.
Osteopathic Practice is statutorily regulated by The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) (Osteopath’s Act 1993) and more information can be found by visiting their website: General Osteopathic Council