What is Osteopathy?

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy and uses a range of different techniques such as massage articulation and manipulation. These skills have been used for thousands of years by many different civilizations and are just as valuable today.

Andrew Taylor Still, a G.P. and surgeon, is considered to be the father of osteopathy and devised the discipline during the 1870’s in America and the first college in this country was the British School of Osteopathy established in 1915.

Most techniques used by osteopaths are gentle and rhythmic and help to restore function to all joints and muscles and particularly the spine. Occasionally more powerful manipulations are used when indicated to free spinal joints and encourage better movement of the vertebrae.

Osteopathic guidance can also help with;

  • Posture
  • Seating and furniture advice
  • Exercise suggestions
  • Orthotics
  • Pillow and mattress choice
  • Diet

Advice on these topics can help the physical load on your body and relieve the stress and strain on your frame.

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