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What is Osteopathy?

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

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

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.

Maintaining 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.

Restrictions can disturb the circulatory system or nerves in any part of the body, and compromise many aspects of health.

Osteopath treating kneeThe manual techniques of osteopathy can stimulate and decongest the soft tissues, improve joint mobility thus relieving physiological stresses and improving overall function of the musculoskeletal structures. By improving circulation of blood and lymph, nerve conduction, respiration and elimination, an environment is created which promotes healing and prevents further damage to the tissues. Osteopathy works to restore the musculoskeletal system of the body to a state of balance and harmony.

Your osteopath will also give advice on lifestyle, exercise and postural issues, which relate to the successful relief of pain and discomfort.

What are the benefits of Osteopathy?

what is osteopathyWhether you are an unsettled baby or a toddler with digestion problems osteopathy can be of benefit. Osteopathy works alongside the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms encouraging relaxation thus giving a boost to the immune system and promoting well-being.

Whether you are a teenage sportsperson, a student lugging books or a computer game addict, osteopathy can improve function and posture with a variety of approaches.

Work injuries are commonplace with lifting, driving or sitting long hours causing many problems. Complex repetitive strains can cause chronic pain – whether these are job or sport related. Osteopaths can discuss the ergonomics of the workstation and advise accordingly.

The elderly can benefit from the safe and gentle application of osteopathy to reduce joint stiffness and pain which can accompany the aging process. Techniques are specifically tailored to the patient’s state of health.


“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 when necessary.

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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