Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to healthcare based around improving biomechanical function to aide recovery and alleviate discomfort.
The title 'osteopath' became protected by law from 9th May 2000 and as such osteopathy is recognised as a primary healthcare profession, so you do not need to be referred by your doctor. To use the term Osteopath that practitioner must have completed a four year degree course and satisfied regulations set down by the General Osteopathic Council (GoSc)
An osteopath is trained to diagnose your problem and will refer you to another health-care practitioner if necessary.
- Low back pain (with or without sciatica)
- Muscle and ligament injuries
- Knee pain (including mal-tracking and degenerative conditions)
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
- Foot and ankle complaints
- Hip pain
- Tennis and Golfers’ elbow
- Tenosynovitis and tendonitis Stuart Garlick. Osteopath >