What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy emphasises the relationship between the structure and function of the body and recognises the body's ability to heal itself; it is the role of the osteopathic practitioner to facilitate and enhance that process. Osteopathy is a non-aggressive approach to treating the whole person.

Osteopathy gently improves the function of muscles, ligaments and joints to allow balance and improved body function. By improving balance and maintaining a good body, long term relief from pain and stiffness can be achieved.

Osteopathy may be used to help patients of all ages and fitness levels achieve relief from long or short term ailments.

Osteopaths work primarily with their hands to improve balance and function of the body’s structure. Osteopaths will work to find the underlying cause of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms. By working with the area causing the symptoms, the chance of recurrence is reduced.