What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of physical therapy with a holistic approach that mainly deals with structural aches and pains.

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Osteopathic treatment does not target the symptoms but looks at the whole body and tries to resolve the cause of the problem by attempting to restore your body’s structural balance.

Osteopaths believe that by improving the structural balance of the body, the body will function better and therefore be healthier. We create the perfect conditions for your body to encourage the healing process needed to overcome the problem.

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To achieve this we use several techniques such as massage, joint articulation, joint manipulation, visceral, cranial, and more.

All the above can be compared to a car and how it functions. A brand new car will run fine but with time and use, you will have wear and tear and you will need to replace or repair some bits.

The same applies to your body and our aim is to keep you mobile as long and as comfortable as possible. If the car is involved in an accident for example, the car will need some more work to overcome the problem.

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Again the same applies to your body. Like cars, bodies benefit from an MOT which boosts or maintians your well being before a problem arises. This is called maintenance or preventative treatment.

To qualify, an osteopath must study for four years to achieve an undergraduate degree. The degree consists of anatomy, musculoskeletal medecine, pathology and includes more than 1000 hours of training in Osteopathic technique and private practice.

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Osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GosC). This is our governing body that regulates us. All the osteopaths working at Just Osteopathy are fully registered with the GosC and the British Osteopathic Association.

The most common conditions we treat are:
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm problems
  • Pelvis, hip, and leg problems
  • Sports and other injuries
  • Lower back pain and pelvic pains during pregnancy
Patients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions and if you would like to discuss if the treatment can be of any benefit to you please contact us.

We also treat babies and their discomforts.

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