Osteopathy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Patients use osteopathy at the same time as receiving other medical care (this is the complementary approach) or on its own (the alternative approach). You do not need a referral from your GP to consult an osteopath but you are encouraged to keep your GP informed so that your medical records are current and complete.
Osteopathy is suitable for newborns, toddlers, children and adults, including pregnant women and the elderly. Doing the same activity frequently can lead to symptoms and patients often include dancers, musicians, factory workers, those who sit at a desk or in the same position for long periods and sports people.
Treatment is based on the patient’s age and body.
For more information on osteopathy treatments please select a (.pdf) leaflet from the list below: