What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established system of manual healthcare which is complimentary to traditional medical practice but does not require a GP referral.

It involves diagnosing and treating conditions that are created from the disturbance of the body’s neuro-muscular-skeletal framework. Particular emphasis is placed on the structural and mechanical problems of the body and treatment is therefore focussed on various body tissues – muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves and fluid flow. The aim is to correct any dysfunction by stimulating the body’s own natural healing process.

Osteopaths use holistic and patient centred approaches. The aim is to not only address the tissues causing the pain or discomfort but address the underlying cause to prevent its’ return.

A first consultation will usually last for around 45 mins (follow up 30 mins) and include taking full details of your health history, examining muscles and joints and observing movements. X -rays, scans and other clinical investigations are also used if required. A wide range of gentle, non-invasive manual techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation (both structural and cranial) are applied therapeutically. Exercise and lifestyle advice are also core elements of the treatment provided.

All osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. They have intense medical training of up to 5 years and are highly skilled in palpation (touch).

For more information visit www.newdayosteopathy.co.uk

To book an appointment call Geraldine Fahy, Registered Osteopath on 07968 496723.