What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on “hands on” method of treatment for a wide range of conditions. It works on the structure of the body to restore the normal function of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic treatments, as long as appropriate, can be carried out on a variety of patients from babies to the elderly.
Osteopathy combines a detailed understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathological processes together with a thorough knowledge of clinical examination methods which allows the osteopath to treat patients.
Osteopathic treatment can be used to alleviate acute or chronic conditions, providing relief from pain and discomfort. Osteopaths are trained in understanding and treatment of all joints of the body, all the muscles and ligaments including the spine.
To learn more about Osteopathy please click through to our link to the General Osteopathic Council
What qualifications do Osteopaths have?
- Osteopaths study for four to five years for an undergraduate degree. This is similar to a medical degree, with emphasis on anatomy and musculo-skeletal medicine
- Training includes more than 1,000 hours of clinic treating hours.
- It is an offence for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath if they are not registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
- The British Medical Association’s guidance for general practitioners states that doctors can safely refer patients to Osteopaths
- Osteopathy is recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for lower back pain
- Osteopath is safe, natural and effective
All Osteopaths at fine fettle are GOsC registered and fully insured.