Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which lays its emphasis on the musculo-skeletal system, i.e. the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues. Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and natural approach for treatment and recovery from injury.
“The aim of osteopathy is to correct problems in the body frame, making it easier for the body to function normally and reducing the chance of problems occurring in the future. In seeking to maintain good health and prevent future problems, the osteopath’s plan may include advice on posture, diet, lifestyle and stress.” (Which? magazine)
Since May 2000 the term osteopath has become regulated making it against the law for anyone to use the title ”osteopath” unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). To become registered, osteopaths have to complete a four year full time or a 6 year part-time degree in Osteopathic Medicine. Once registered all osteopaths have to complete 30 hours of continual professional development every year to remain on the register. To contact the GOsC visit www.osteopathy.org.uk or phone 0207 357 6655.