Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment for a variety of musculo-skeletal problems, involving the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. Osteopaths take a holistic approach and therefore consider the patient from all viewpoints so in addition to treating the area of pain, we address parts of the body that are functioning poorly – which may be preventing or contributing to its resolution. This aids increase in circulation which helps resolve aches, pains and injuries.

This allows the body to function with the minimum of wear, stress and energy.

Osteopaths use a variety of osteopathic techniques, from deep soft tissue massage, trigger point treatment (using finger pressure or acupuncture needles), to joint articulation (rhythmic movement and stretching) and manipulation techniques.

For more information please visit the General Osteopath Council (www.osteopathy.org.uk) or British Osteopathic Association (www.osteopathy.org/home).

Osteopath: Oliver Eaton