What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths believe that for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. We may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

Is osteopathic treatment safe?

Osteopaths study for 4-5 years and are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treatment independently. Osteopaths are complementary healthcare practitioners, we work with and alongside other healthcare providers (GP’s, physiotherapists, radiologists, etc.) to ensure that our patients get the safest and most appropriate care.

What can osteopaths treat?

Osteopathy can help to relieve the symptoms of a range of conditions, including:

  • Aches and pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Arthritic pain
  • General, acute and chronic back pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sports injuries and tensions

If you would like to find out if osteopathy is suitable for you please call or email on 07534 933516 or lorna.osteopath@gmail.com


For further information about osteopathy, visit the General Osteopathic Council website.



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I looked into Cranial Osteopathy after suffering with sleeping problems after brain surgery but I also had problems with my neck and back from my time in the Army. I wasn’t sure what to expect having had things like physiotherapy before. On meeting Lorna she was very friendly and explained everything so well. I was amazed at how many problems she found with my neck and back. However after a number of sessions I began to really feel the benefits of the treatment. Thanks to Lorna my neck and back haven’t felt this good since I was in my early 20’s. As for my sleeping, it has only improved since treatment. The tension I had in my neck and skull which was causing blood flow problems and the knock on issue of not being able to sleep have all gone. I would highly recommend Lorna to anyone who may benefit from this type of treatment. I hope she remains local is I need more treatment for anything in the future. Many thanks Lorna.

10th June 2015