Osteopathy is a manual therapy similar to chiropractic, where the practitioner uses their hands to deliver a range of techniques.
UK registered Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners who are trained in the field of musculoskeletal health. Their treatment is aimed at improving the quality of your muscles, joints and soft tissue. This allows your body to work at its optimum, through improved blood and nerve supply to the tissues, which improves your healing mechanisms and helps you to get back a life without pain.
You will be assessed as an individual, because each person presents with different symptoms, your body will be looked at as a whole to help determine the root cause of your symptoms. Diagnosis and treatment are based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues all functioning smoothly together and thus making you resilient to future injury. At Durham Family Chiropractic, our Osteopath uses a variety of approaches and techniques that range from gentle to firm, which means that we can offer treatment to both the young and the elderly.
Osteopaths are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. This means that their training and ongoing professional standards and frameworks are continuously monitored to ensure that you receive the highest standard of treatment.
Claire Hawes, our Osteopath, would be happy to talk to you about whether Osteopathy is right for you.