What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a primary health care system that focuses on the musuloskeletal system.
Osteopathy is suitable for all ages and The Village Osteopaths treats patients from as young as four days old up to patients well into their nineties.
Osteopathic treatment uses manual, hands-on techniques to detect, diagnose and treat damaged parts of the body's tissues and joints.
Osteopathic diagnosis involves examining joints and muscles using palpation (touch), observing posture and your range of movement.
Osteopathic treatment uses gentle, non-invasive manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, articulation and manipulation - dependent on age, fitness and diagnosis.
Your osteopath will also discuss exercises which can improve your posture and movement to aid your recovery.