So, what is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy: noun

Definition - the treatment of injuries to bones and muscles using pressure and movement.


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of medical conditions such as repetitive strain injury, back pain, neck pain, headaches, postural changes in pregnancy and arthritis pain.
Osteopaths use their hands to employ a variety of techniques. These include gentle soft tissue stretching, joint articulation, and if required, a stronger manipulation. All of these treatments are designed to improve the quality and range of movement of a joint and its surrounding area.


Osteopathy is based on the principles that your general wellbeing is dependent on the muscles, skeleton, ligaments and connective tissues all working correctly and functioning together. This makes Osteopathy a holistic therapy as it is not a treatment of just your symptoms.

Osteopathy evaluates how and why the symptoms have occurred, what affect they are having on the rest of the body and how best to prevent them from reoccurring in the future.


Because Osteopathy is patient focused, every treatment is adapted to suit your individual needs. This makes Osteopathy a safe and natural approach to healthcare suitable for the whole family.

© 2012 by Elizabeth Beckett.