What is Osteopathy? Everything you need to know
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework
An Osteopath focuses on the joints, muscles and spine to provide treatment which positively effects the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems
Manual therapy means that both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands
Using their hands, Osteopaths apply a range of techniques to help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, helping the body’s own healing mechanism. They may also provide advice on lifestyle issues, diet and exercise.
Most people who see an Osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as: lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow) arthritis, problems with the pelvis, hips and legs, sports injuries as well as muscle and joint pain associated with driving, work or pregnancy
''Lights, Camera, Osteopathy!'' A Treatment In Action
Featuring Osteopathic Solutions Director & Qualified Osteopath Gareth Milner
Along with the rest of our UK Team of Occupational Osteopaths, Osteopathic Solutions Director and Business owner Gareth Milner gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Osteopathy, graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 2004.
To gain an insight into the mastery of Osteopathy please view this video of our Director Gareth providing a clinical treatment for our Creative Director, Emma Farrell.
You can also read our Blog about this treatment on our Blog page. Please click here to read.
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Osteopaths qualify through a 4 year BSc degree in Osteopathy and in the UK (only) are registered with the general osteopathic council (gosc). You can view many quality Videos on YouTube of Osteopaths and Chiropractors (remember these Professions are the same) perform manual techniques. I will briefly go into the types of techniques we use to encourage the body, via the musculoskeletal system, to heal itself.