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What is Osteopathy?

back painOsteopathy is a form of hands-on medicine combining various types of treatment such as manipulation, massage and visceral techniques as well as a very gentle but profound palpation (touch) called cranial osteopathy. Osteopathy is a holistic therapy, so osteopaths treat the whole person. This means that if you come to us with, for example, back or knee pain, we will treat the area causing pain but also treat you as an individual and try to rectify the source of the problem rather than the symptom alone.

Osteopathy aims to help your body return to its own optimum level of health, restoring balance. Osteopathy can help you manage pain, or a long-standing condition alongside treatment from your doctor. The osteopath will listen to you in detail and work to understand the complexities of your individual needs, lifestyle and health issues in order to devise a personal treatment plan.

treatment of childrenAdvice will also be given on lifestyle, exercise and posture, which relate to a successful relief of pain and discomfort.

Osteopathy is a primary care profession with a patient-centred focus on health and well-being.

Osteopaths have a thorough understanding of how the body operates. Symptoms from all areas of the body and history are considered in addition to the main area of concern presented by the patient to ensure none of these imbalances are preventing the patient’s loss of pain and return to health.

repetitive strain injury RSIMaintaining a good mechanical framework is a vital contribution to the body’s health. Mechanical imbalances can lead not only to aches and pains, but also disturb the function in the internal organs. For example, in coping with a long-standing ankle injury one might unconsciously adjust ones walking style to ease the pain. If this continues over time it may lead to further problems elsewhere in the body.

The manual techniques of osteopathy can stimulate and decongest the soft tissues, improve joint mobility thus relieving stresses and improving overall function of the musculoskeletal structures. By improving circulation of blood and lymph, nerve conduction, respiration and elimination, an environment may be created which promotes healing.


“I have been coming to Albert Road Osteopaths for years now to take care of numerous conditions affecting my health and find Jane Easty has helped me enormously. It is with great faith in her experience and handling that I keep coming back with great success.” …read more

“The standard of osteopathy is extremely high. I had been in London previously and find the Albert Road Osteopaths are the best. Jane is super qualified and has great skills. I recommend her to others. This is a very good practice and I will always praise its abilities highly.”


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