Osteopathy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on rectifying abnormalities in the body’s structure and function through manual therapy techniques. Rooted in the principle that an individual’s well-being hinges on the harmonious functioning of their bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue, osteopathic treatments encompass a variety of modalities. These may include spinal manipulation, cranial osteopathy, and visceral manipulation, among others. Suitable for patients of all ages, osteopathy addresses a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from acute back pain to chronic health conditions. Beyond its efficacy in treating existing conditions, osteopathy serves as a preventive measure to maintain overall health and well-being.

  • Adult Osteopathy
  • Paediatric Osteopathy
  • Cranial Osteopathy

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Adult Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body. Osteopathy is primarily a hands-on manual treatment. It is based on the principle that health depends on the inter-relationship of various parts of the body.

In some countries, such as the UK, osteopaths have now become primary allied healthcare providers and are often the first point of contact for people seeking help for their pain and injuries.

Osteopathy is a holistic healthcare system emphasising the interconnectedness of the body’s structure and function, founded on the principles of self-healing and balance. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, disillusioned by the limitations of conventional medicine during the American Civil War, introduced osteopathy in 1874. He advocated manual manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to restore health.

Osteopathy originated in 1874 through Dr. Andrew Taylor Still’s vision for a comprehensive healthcare approach. The first Osteopathic school opened in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1892, formalising osteopathic teachings. Dr. Martin Littlejohn established the first English osteopathy school in 1917, facilitating osteopathy’s international spread.

Osteopathy quickly gained global recognition, leading to its adoption in various countries. Today, osteopathy is practiced worldwide, with practitioners offering diverse therapeutic interventions to address numerous health issues. This international spread underscores osteopathy’s enduring relevance and its universal appeal as a holistic approach to healthcare.

Some of the holistic osteopathy services we provide include:

  1. Daily Conditions: Osteopathy provides comprehensive solutions for managing everyday musculoskeletal issues that can significantly affect quality of life. Common conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint stiffness are addressed through a holistic approach that focuses on restoring balance and mobility to the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Pre and Post Natal: Pregnancy and childbirth bring about significant changes in a woman’s body, often leading to musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, pelvic discomfort, and postural imbalances. Osteopathic care during the pre and postnatal periods is tailored to support women through these physical transformations and promote their overall well-being.
  3. Babies & Children: Osteopathy offers gentle and non-invasive treatment options for babies and children to address a wide range of health issues, both acute and chronic. From common concerns such as colic, reflux, and feeding difficulties to musculoskeletal problems like torticollis, flat head syndrome, and growing pains, osteopathic care aims to support optimal growth and development in infants and young children.

Paediatric Osteopathy

Paediatric osteopathy focuses specifically on the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Children’s bodies undergo rapid growth and development, and osteopathy aims to support this process while addressing any structural or functional issues that may arise. Osteopathic treatment for children is gentle and non-invasive, tailored to the child’s age, size, and individual needs.

Paediatric osteopaths are trained to assess and treat a variety of conditions commonly encountered in childhood.


Osteopathy is a holistic healthcare approach focused on treating and preventing musculoskeletal disorders and promoting the body's self-healing mechanisms. Osteopaths emphasise the interrelation between the body's structure (bones, muscles, and joints) and its function.

Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica, sports injuries, and postural problems. They also address systemic issues by considering how structural imbalances may affect overall health.

Osteopathic treatment often involves manual therapy techniques, such as manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue massage, stretching, and manipulation of the spine and joints. Osteopaths may also provide lifestyle advice, exercise prescription, and ergonomic recommendations.

Osteopathy aims to improve musculoskeletal alignment, mobility, circulation, and nervous system function. By addressing underlying structural imbalances and promoting natural healing processes, patients may experience reduced pain, improved function, and enhanced well-being.

In many cases, you do not need a referral to see an osteopath. However, it's advisable to check with your healthcare provider or insurance plan to determine if a referral is necessary for coverage.