What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy uses ‘hands-on’ techniques to influence the way the body works by manipulating the muscles, tendons, joints, connective tissue and ligaments.

The osteopath will use highly developed skills of palpation (feeling) to find areas of stress, strain or weakness in the body and after making a diagnosis, treat specific areas relating to the problem. The techniques employed are safe and gentle.

Most people come to see osteopaths because they are in physical pain. Backaches, neck pain and sporting injuries are the most common complaints that osteopaths treat. Osteopathic treatment is for everyone from young to old, to all family members and can help with a wide and varied range of conditions.


Osteopathic Practice is statutorily regulated by The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) (Osteopath’s Act 1993).