Karen Long 07444 381901
What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of healthcare that treats the whole body in a holistic way. It is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, and doesn't focus on the symptoms, but looks for the underlying causes of the presenting symptoms.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself and osteopaths seek to restore the optimal function without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathic care focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal system to treat new and existing conditions thereby giving your body a ‘helping hand’ to heal itself and to prevent illness.
A full history of the patient's medical condition, history and lifestyle, will help the osteopath diagnose the reasons for the patient's current symptoms
We use a range of treatments including touch, physical manipulation, articulation, stretching and massage to ensure the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues are functioning smoothly together by improving blood and nerve supply, thus restoring the balance and enabling the proper functioning of the body's own healing mechanisms.
Each treatment is tailored to your individual circumstances.
Osteopaths will also provide advice on posture and exercise to help long term recovery and prevent recurrence of symptoms.
Can I benefit from osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle and safe form of therapy and is suitable for adults, children and infants.
At Notley Osteopaths
We treat a wide range of problems including
We can provide relief for:
What Is The General Osteopathic Council?
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) was established by the Osteopaths Act 1993 to regulate the profession, the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statuary regulation.
All osteopaths are required to renew their registration with GOsC each year, and are given an annual license to practise. The GOsC checks that all osteopaths have professional indemnity insurance, are in good health and of good character and have met the requirement for annual continuing professional development.
An osteopath's registration can be checked on the GOsC website www.osteopathy.org.uk