Osteopathy is a manual therapy using a variety of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching and massage, health advice and sometimes specific exercises to provide a personalised health improvement plan to patients.
Osteopaths are highly trained Allied Healthcare Professionals who use a range of techniques to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems. They are experts in the musculoskeletal system; by that we mean muscles, joints and associated tissues and their relationship with other systems of the body.
Our osteopaths will take the time to get to know your medical history and background so treatment can be tailored to your specific needs.
Osteopathy is a safe and effective treatment and we treat a range of patients, from childhood to adulthood. Osteopathy is a regulated by the General Osteopathic Council.
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Osteopaths complete a four or five-year degree course combining academic and clinical work. This is similar to a medical degree, with more emphasis on anatomy and musculo-skeletal medicine and includes more than one thousand hours of training in specific osteopathic technique.
Qualification generally takes the form of a bachelor’s degree in osteopathy – a BSc(Hons), BOst or BOstMed – or a masters degree in osteopathy (MOst). Many osteopaths continue their studies after graduating.
The standards of osteopathic training and practice are maintained and developed by the General Osteopathic Council, the profession’s statutory regulator established under the Osteopaths Act 1993. Osteopaths are required to update their training throughout their working lives. We must complete at least 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year in order to remain registered.
All of our highly trained Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). GOsC "regulate the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with us in order to practice. We work with the public and osteopathic profession to promote patient safety by registering qualified professionals, and setting, maintaining and developing standards of osteopathic practice and conduct."