What is osteopathy and how could it help you?
Osteopathy aims to help the body to heal itself; it’s an holistic form of diagnosis and treatment, that aims to address the context of your ill health as well as the symptoms.
Treatment can help to ease or relieve pain in joints and muscles, encourage blood supply to all areas of he body and improve mobility. It can be beneficial for painful conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Neck problems
- Shoulder, arm, wrist pain
- Hip and leg pain
- Muscular and joint aches, pains and strains
- Headaches arising from the neck
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
- Occupational and workstation related conditions
- Arthritic pain
The Profession of Osteopathy
Officially osteopathy is Complementary to mainstream health and from April 2017 Public Health England added the profession as Allied Health and as such it is eligible to work with the NHS. Osteopath’s are fully regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and undertake 30 hours of Continual Professional Development per year.
You can find also find out more about the profession from the Institute of Osteopathy
General Osteopathic Council www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/
Institute of Osteopathy https://www.iosteopathy.org/
Osteopathic Development Group www.osteodevelopment.org.uk
Osteopathic Centre for Children www.occ.uk.com
Osteopathic Centre for Sports www.osca.org.uk/
International Sports www.inosc.org/
Osteopathic Centre for Animals
International Alliance www.oialliance.org
Osteopathic History Group. (John O’Brian). Available at UCO.