Osteopathy treats dysfunction of the body through manipulation, which helps to reduce pain and increase flexibility and freedom of movement. Treatments follow a detailed history and examination to find the best treatment options for your problem.
Predisposing and maintaining factors are also assessed to find the cause of the patterns of dysfunction, using a combination of observation, palpation and functional testing. A treatment plan is then discussed with you.
Treatments are very individual depending on your needs. Techniques include a combination of gentle manipulation of the joints of the body and soft tissue massage, along with advice on exercise, posture and health.