What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a functional method of diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical complaints. Utilising various physical techniques osteopathy aims to assist the skeletal, muscular, nervous, soft tissue, ligaments and the connective structures of the body into operating correctly.
Without the use of invasive methods such as drugs and surgery – Osteopathy Swansea. Stands out as a leading holistic approach to curing the body of an ailment. Wherever possible osteopaths use hands on methods to manipulate the structures of the body into the correct direction, position and alignment. An Osteopath aims to achieve this through the use of soft tissue massage and technical adjustments, skeletal mobilisation, stretching, functional exercises and mobility.
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‘The work of the osteopath is to adjust the body from abnormal to the normal, then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition’
- A.T.Still (1910)
Body Solve Osteopaths are regulated by the GOsC – The General Osteopathic Council.
As well as completing 4 years at university, when qualified osteopaths are required to hold an Osteopathic licence enabling them to be registered with the Osteopathic Council, the governing body for osteopathy. In order to remain on this register Osteopaths are required to have professional indemnity insurance and must meet set professional standards, as well as maintaining Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements annually.
Can Osteopathy help me?
Osteopathy looks at all walks of life, from the old to the young, the professional athlete to the recreational body, pregnant women, elderly patients and the chronically ill.
What sort of problems can osteopathy help with?
Osteopathy works with the whole body; From posture issues through to stress, pregnancy, injuries, back and neck pain, nerve problems (sciatica / carpel tunnel syndrome), skeletal dysfunction, headaches and much more.