Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. It is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use the finely tuned sense of touch in their hands (‘palpation’) and psychomotor
skills to rebalance mechanical and physiological disturbances and limitations using a variety of
techniques. These include muscle and connective tissue stretching/ massage, rhythmic joint
movements, high-velocity manipulation (‘clicks’ or ‘pops’ from joints as appropriate) and
extremely gentle releasing techniques (‘cranial’and functional treatment). We may also give
suitable advice about exercise, ergonomics, and relaxation strategies.