What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a distinct approach to healthcare based on the original discoveries and experiences of its American founder Dr Andrew Taylor Still (1828 – 1917).

Dr Taylor Still was the first physician to recognise fully that the relationship between the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body are interdependent and that this reciprocal relationship is vital to physical and mental well-being of the human body.

Mark uses his hands to apply a range of techniques to help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, helping the body’s own healing mechanism. The emphasis is on treating the individual, taking all their circumstances into account, rather than just treating the condition. You may also be provided with advice on lifestyle issues, diet and exercise.

Conditions Osteopathy may help you with

Arthritic pain
Circulatory problems
Digestion problems
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Joint pains
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Generalised aches and pains
Migraine prevention
Minor sports injuries and tensions
Muscle spasms
Inability to relax
Rheumatic pain
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)