Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, the common conditions treated by an osteopath are arthritis, back pain, chronic pain, sports and work related injuries.
Osteopathic involvement is based upon gentle manipulative therapy that aims to reduce pain whilst improving mobility, without the application of pharmacological or surgical intervention.
Bone and Muscle Problems
Osteopathy is featured in various clinical recommendations, notably for back pain, including the 2009 NICE guidelines for non-specific low back pain.
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The osteopathy profession is regulated, by law, by the General Osteopathic Council. In the UK, only practitioners who are registered with the General Osteopathic Council are allowed to call themselves osteopaths.
To gain registration, osteopaths must have graduated from a recognised college, having completed a 4 year (full time) or 5 year (part-time) honours degree course underpinned by intensive medical training and clinical practice.