About Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy detects, treats and prevents health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.


We adopt a holistic approach and believe your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. This means your skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues need to all function smoothly together.


Our aim is to ensure that happens, so osteopathic treatment does not only target symptoms but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms.

What does osteopathic treatment involve?

Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to restore your body to a state of balance and to:

  • relieve muscle tension
  • increase the mobility of joints
  • enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues
  • help your body’s own healing mechanisms


Our wide range of techniques, include:

  • massage
  • cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’) and
  • joint mobilisation.


This breadth of approach allows us to focus on every patient’s precise needs.

We also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

What do osteopaths treat?

Most people think of us as ‘back specialists, but in fact we treat many conditions including:

  • postural problems caused by driving or work strain
  • changes to posture in pregnancy
  • the pain of arthritis
  • minor sports injuries.

We treat patients of all ages so if you have a problem you think I can help with, please get in touch. 


Institute of Osteopathy – www.osteopathy.org
General Osteopathic Council – www.osteopathy.org.uk

Get in touch

If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.

Tel: 01494 482 615

Tel: 07807 846 215