Brighton Osteopathy: Osteopathy is a recognised, well established system of diagnosis and treatment. It is based on the concept that the structure of the body governs its overall function.
Osteopathy addresses accumulated stresses and strains caused by birth trauma, accidents, posture and daily wear and tear. The aim is to restore your body to a state of equilibrium, therefore helping to facilitate you natural healing processes.
Structural, cranial, visceral and paediatric techniques are used to treat people of all ages. Whatever the unique requirements of the individual, an osteopath will adapt their treatment approach to suit. Usually treatment is relaxing and rarely uncomfortable.
How osteopathy can help you
Osteopaths treat people of all ages, with varying problems. This can could be an injury through sport, pain relief for pregnant women or the elderly, through to babies and children.
Through effective treatment with an osteopath, you can achieve a mechanically sound and well-balanced body. This will reduce the risk of future problems and allow you to better withstand daily wear and tear.
What Conditions Does It Treat?
Osteopathy can help a wide range of patients with conditions including:
• Back pain • Neck pain/whiplash • Frozen shoulder • Joint/Arthritic pain • Fibromyalgia • Sports injury • Sciatica • Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Headaches/Migraines • Insomnia • Vertigo • Jaw pain
Osteopathy was the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory regulation in 1993. Since May 2000, all osteopaths must, by law, be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC is now responsible for regulating the profession and maintaining standards of education, proficiency and conduct.