Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural and mechanical problems of the body.

The osteopath's job is to diagnose and treat faults that occur in the body's framework.  The faults may be due to injury, habitual misuse or overuse, disease states, congenital or developmental abnormalities.

Osteopaths work with their hands using a variety of treatment techniques.  As osteopaths are concerned with the structural integrity of the whole person, the scope of treatment is considerable, from neck and back pain to all joint problems, from sports injuries to mechanical problems experienced in pregnancy.  In fact osteopathy can help people with mechanical problems associated with every age from the trauma of birth to the arthritis of the elderly.


Robert Pettingell