Osteopathy dates back to the 1800s and is the oldest of the modern manual therapies. It is considered a holistic practice which recognises that the body’s structure and function are interrelated, meaning that a problem in one area can influence and affect other regions and other systems of the body. For example, if you present with elbow pain, an osteopath will assess your posture, shoulder, back and neck to consider all potential reasons for you pain.
Our osteopaths have complete five years of university education - Bachelor and Masters qualifications - and also undergo continual professional development to ensure updating of skills and knowledge in the profession.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy and thus osteopaths mostly work with their hands using a wide variety of techniques. The pressure an osteopath elicits may vary throughout your treatment and also between patients. Osteopaths will use clinical assessment and diagnosis when formulating your individual treatment plan. We recognise that each patient and their complaint/s are unique, thus we ensure that our treatment and management plan reflects this.