Human Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a drug free patient-centred system of healthcare. This makes osteopathy different to 
many other systems of healthcare that are condition/disease centred.

Osteopaths see the whole person rather than just another patient with a disorder. Your osteopath will seek to identify and address the key influences that will lead to your restored health and well being.osteopathy specialist

You will be given individually tailored treatment and advice. Osteopaths advise on exercise, lifestyle, basic nutrition and coping strategies.  This advice is to help you understand and make changes to the contributing factors that are impairing your well being.

It is an important principle of osteopathy that your treatment plan is seen as a partnership between patient and osteopath.

Your osteopath can also work along side other medical practitioners, there is no need to stop taking any medication that has been prescribed to receive osteopathic treatment.

Osteopaths also refer patients where necessary for MRI scans, ultrasound, blood tests, X-ray etc if necessary, via your GP.

During your first appointment a full case history is taken and should your history or current 
symptoms suggest it necessary, neurological tests are conducted.

These tests are to help the osteopath identify the cause of your symptoms but also to check for any reactions that may require further investigation by another healthcare professional within the NHS.

Over 24 000 patients consult osteopaths every working day.