What is Osteopathy?

Osteopaths are primary healthcare professionals regulated by UK law.
Osteopathy is a system of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:

  • increasing the mobility of joints
  • relieving muscle tension
  • enhancing the blood supply to tissues
  • helping the body to heal

Osteopaths use a range of techniques, but not drugs or surgery.

How can it help me?

Although many people think osteopathy is just for treating back problems, osteopaths can assess and help with a whole range of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, including sports injuries, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis, changes to posture in pregnancy, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and more. Osteopaths’ patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sportspeople.

If you want to find out if osteopathy is for you, we offer a free 15 minute assessment with an osteopath to review your condition and discuss how we might be able to help.
For bookings or more information please ring 01494 813700 or email us at breakspearclinic@osteopilates.co.uk