It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical and psycho-social well-being while taking into account of your individual health. Osteopathy is science-based, and the profession is committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery.
During the consultation the Osteopath will listen to your description of the problem and conduct an examination in order to identify and treat faults which occur because of injury, stress or perhaps disease. Osteopathy works to enable the body to restore itself to normal function, relieve pain and help you to maximise your potential. The treatment you receive will be mainly manual. This could range from very gentle massage to stronger stretching and mobilising techniques. These may include short sharp movements to free restricted joints and give more rapid relief from pain. You should leave the consultation having been given information on what your problem is, roughly how long it will take to improve, what activities to avoid if any and what exercises will help to speed up your recovery.