Osteopathy is a medical speciality which concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopathy recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in our body’s structure and function. Like a well-tuned engine, when the body is balanced and efficient, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear.
Treatment involves gentle, manual techniques which aim to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve mobility. This sometimes involves manipulation, which can result in an audible ‘click’ which is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joints.