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About Osteopathy

The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or the nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health. Thus mechanical problems can lead not only to aches and pains in joints, muscles etc., but also to disturbances in the internal organs and the way they work.

Osteopaths work to restore the musculoskeletal system of the body to a state of balance and harmony.


Health is not simply the absence of disease or pain. It is a state of balance and harmony between the body and mind of a person. In health a person should be able to respond to events such as accidents, infections and emotional stress, deal with these events and restore itself to optimum health afterwards.

Accumulation of stress and strain in the body

The majority of people are not in full health, but are carrying around an accumulation of the effects of different events that have happened to them during their life. This may result in various symptoms gradually building up over a period of years. Most of us have been exposed to physical trauma at some stage in our life. The body may have been able to absorb the effects of an accident at the time, but a lasting strain often remains. Illnesses and emotional trauma can also leave a lasting physical effect. Gradually the body may find it more and more difficult to cope with all these stresses, and symptoms may start to develop.

What can Osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths treat the person not the condition. All areas of symptoms are taken into account, and the osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance. Patients often report improvement in many areas of their health.

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