Osteopathy is a method of moving, stretching, and massaging a person's muscles and joints to discover, cure, and prevent health problems.


Osteopathy is based on the idea that a person's health is determined by how well their bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue work together. Osteopaths utilise manual manipulation, stretching, and massage to help the body heal by:

  • increasing joint mobility
  • releasing muscular tension
  • lowering pain
  • improving blood flow to tissues.

When is it used?

The majority of patients seek treatment from an osteopath for disorders affecting the muscles, bones, and joints, such as:

  • lower back discomfort
  • uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain after an injury such as whiplash)
  • shoulder and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)
  • arthritis
  • pelvic, hip, and leg problems
  • sports injuries
  • muscle and joint pain caused by driving, work, or pregnancy.

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