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ABOUT OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is a well established primary health care system that is complementary to other medical practices and is concerned with the inter-relationship between the structure of the body and the way in which it functions. 

Osteopaths focus on the framework of the body which includes bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues or fascia and through assessment seek out areas of weakness, restriction, imbalance and excessive strain.

Once detected, Osteopaths treat pain and dysfunction using  a variety of different techniques, ranging from very gentle to firm and may include joint mobilisation, passive and resisted stretching, spinal manipulation and deep tissue massage. The patientsí needs are of primary importance to the Osteopath and treatment is tailored for each individual. Rehabilitative exercises and postural advice are also routinely given.

Osteopathy takes a whole body approach and aims to improve the mechanics of the body which in turn influences things such as blood and nerve supply as well as activity of the internal organs. Osteopathy as well as treating the more common conditions such as, back ache, headaches, joint problems, sports injuries and postural strains aims to improve general health and vitality.

 

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