What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a regulated profession (regulated by the General Osteopathic Council). Training usually lasts 4 years full time. 30,000 people consult osteopaths every working day in the UK.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Osteopaths take a detailed case history and perform a thorough clinical examination to help understand the nature of your pain and symptoms so that they can arrive at a diagnosis. Practitioners use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to help increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle/joint tension and pain. Osteopaths often combine a range of other treatment techniques in their approach, such as rehabilitative exercises, advice about how you can self-manage your condition and educational approaches to help you understand your pain and the factors which influence it.
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