What does an Osteopath do?
Osteopathy involves a series of movements designed to correct disturbances in muscles, ligament and joints, but is also so much more! Often the blood and nerve supply to the various tissues and organs of the body are obstructed by performing specific movements in and around these tissues, and distance to the site of pain, osteopaths are able to release these obstructions.
Osteopaths believe that problems with the way bones, muscles and joints fit and work together can affect all other parts of the body. They believe their treatments allow the body to heal itself. Osteopaths use a range of techniques but do not use drugs or surgery.
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with back pain or other problems related to muscles and joints. Some osteopaths also claim to treat a wide range of health conditions, including asthma, digestive problems and period pain.