Osteopathy is a recognised medical field which uses manual medicine (done by hands) to focus on the health of the entire body rather than just the injured or affected part. By focusing on muscles, joints, and the spine, osteopaths can help patients address a variety of issues including arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, and sleep issues among others.
Osteopaths use OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) to diagnose and treat conditions which fall within their remit with the aim of relieving muscle tension, improving blood supply throughout the body, and help increase mobility.
When to see an osteopath
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might need to see an osteopath. This is not an exhaustive list; you should always consult with your GP if you are experiencing any pain: