In the way many people recognise the benefits of visiting their dentist for a regular check up, a growing number of us are now realising the importance of maintaining a healthy spine.
Osteopaths are generally known for treating the common ‘bad back’ but their scope is far greater, treating a wide range of disabling problems which may affect the back, but also the joints and muscles in the rest of the body.
Osteopaths make a diagnosis after taking into account general health, medical history and a thorough physical examination. Treatment includes gentle, precise adjustments of the joints of the spine, pelvis and limbs.
The aim of the treatment is to restore normal posture, joint movement and alignment, allowing the body to then heal itself naturally. Pain relief and a return to optimal functionality are often associated with this process.
Osteopathy is the first complementary therapy to have undergone statutory regulation by Parliament, giving Osteopaths the same status as doctors and dentists, and guaranteeing the same level of professional treatment, protection and confidentiality.