The Origins of Osteopathy, its Principles and Concepts.

By Matt Blackburn. Osteopathy is a system of healing that was developed around the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still an American physician. It was later further developed and interpreted in the U.K by Dr. J.M Littlejohn. It’s guiding principles have a basis in the healing power of nature believing that: […]

Physio or Osteo, what’s the difference?

If you’ve ever had a problem such as a sore back, headache, sciatica or a painful knee it’s likely that you have looked for some kind of professional to help.  Physiotherapists and osteopaths are both allied health professionals whose aims are to relieve pain and help your body work better however the differences between them […]

More about Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of manual or hands-on therapy that encourages self-healing mechanisms in the body. The aim of osteopaths is to create change in the body structure and so help it to function better. Osteopaths treat people with problems presenting in the Musculo-skeletal system that are long term, (chronic) or acute. Commonly used techniques […]

Osteopathy and Chronic Pain.

Pain has been described an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. The sensation of pain in not only determined by our physical make-up but also by our mental and emotional state and cultural background. Injury causes tissues to be damaged and the body repairs them. This can take a varied amount of time depending on the […]

What can Osteopathy treat?

Osteopaths use a range of treatment methods depending on the age and condition of the person coming to clinic. They are trained to recognize serious conditions that may require further medical help. Osteopathy aims not only to relieve symptoms but to help the body to function better in a number of ways. Patients may report […]