osteopath assesses a patient's shoulder

Osteopathy Explained


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.  The techniques are based on an ideology created by Andrew Taylor Still, which posits the existence of a myofascial continuity – a tissue layer that “links every part of the body with every other part”.

It involves the use of touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help the body’s own healing mechanisms.

Osteopaths have a sound medical background having completed a Masters degree.  In the UK, Osteopathy is a health profession regulated by UK law, with all Osteopaths requiring registration with General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Ollie Eaton is our resident Osteopath, providing treatment for:

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