Osteopathy is a method of assessing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery.
The body has the natural ability to maintain itself and, by helping this process, an osteopath can promote restoration of normal function. The principle of osteopathy is that the wellbeing of an individual relies on the way that bones, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and internal structures work with each other.
Our osteopaths will take the time to understand their patient, and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyles. This helps us to make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of your pain or lack of normal function (rather than just addressing the site of the symptoms), and from that, to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome for you.
Osteopaths frequently work along side other health professionals, such as GPs, nurses and midwives as well as alternative medical practitioners.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an osteopath for treatment.
The British Medical Association guidance for GPs states that doctors can refer patients to osteopaths.
Call us today to discuss osteopathic treatment for your specific condition
01803 313 012 for Torquay, or
01803 857 333 for Brixham
Cranial osteopathy is a treatment technique involving applying a subtle but specific pressure to promote relaxation encouraging the release of tensions from the head and body. It is a very gentle, pain free technique and can be suitable for all ages.