Nowadays we live busy, stressed lives and don't often take the best care of our bodies. When we suffer from aches and pains, it's our body trying to tell us that something isn't right…
that something needs to be corrected. Osteopathy can help by alleviating your symptoms and getting to the bottom of why they're happening. Through soft, but gentle treatment, your osteopath will bring you back to a healthy state and then teach you how to maintain it. Once there, you'll hopefully never have to see an osteopath again.
The techniques used by an osteopath are many and varied. Some use manipulation while others use cranial. No osteopath practices quite the same as another, although they all tend to work through addressing the strains found in your muscles and your bones (and other parts of your body). These elements have such wide-reaching effects on the rest of your body, that an osteopath is capable of treating much more than a sore back.
All osteopaths undergo extensive training in diagnosis and treatment. They are taught how to recognize and to respond appropriately to all kind of illnesses. From Polymyalgia Rheumatica to Diabetes to Cancer and more. This is so you will receive a safe, patient-centred treatment whenever you visit an osteopath. Osteopaths are a registered profession, much like doctors, thus affording you the same level of professional protection.
A Registered Osteopath will have undergone a demanding 4-6 year training involving in-depth study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics and clinical methods, as well as extensive practical skills. Osteopathy is the first complementary healthcare profession to gain full statutory recognition under The Osteopaths Act (1993) which in turn led to the formation of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and Register of Osteopaths. Only practitioners who have shown they are competent and safe to practice are allowed on the Register. This affords the general public the same level of protection as when visiting a GP or Dentist. In addition to this to fulfill the GOsC’s registration criteria Osteopaths must undertake ongoing postgraduate studies.