Osteopathy was developed in the 1870’s by Andrew Taylor
Still. It is a unique, safe and effective system of treatment that
looks at the whole person and works with the natural healing system
of the body through manipulation of the bones, ligaments, joints
and muscles surrounding the spine.
Osteopathy lays importance on the structural and mechanical problems
of the body, by working on the principle that; if your body is
structurally sound then it will function at its optimum.
Whilst symptoms can be used to identify the cause of the pain,
Osteopaths treat the problem not just symptoms to prevent recurrence
pain. Using this natural approach to health, osteopaths are skilled
in treating a wide range of muscular and skeletal-related pains
and give relief from their symptoms.
Osteopaths use a hands-on approach in the assessment and treatment
of musculo-skeletal problems. Patients are assessed from a
mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and this enables
to recognise when a joint, muscle or connective tissue is the
cause of pain. They will then treat those structures as appropriate.
Osteopathy is recognized by the British Medical Association
and in 1993 became the first complementary health care profession
accorded statutory recognition.