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About Cranial Osteopathy


Osteopathy is a touch-based therapy, now well known for the treatment of conditions affecting muscles, nerves, bones and ligaments.

Osteopathic care may include onward referral, health management, manual therapy or exercises. Osteopaths adapt their therapeutic approach based on the individual needs of the patient. As professional healthcare practitioners regulated by statute, Osteopaths may offer advice on, diagnosis of and treatment for certain conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

Osteopaths have always emphasised the importance of full context when understanding health and disease. In other words a holistic understanding.

No man is an island and no symptom exists in isolation. No body part can function other than as a part of the whole.   
Osteopaths may therefore treat areas where there are no symptoms but which may be associated with the symptom areas. One area of the person or body that is not functioning well may lead to compensations in other areas.

A full case history is essential and includes a family, social, medical, drug, trauma and occupational history.
The reason for this is that Osteopaths seek to get to know their patient  well enough to make an informed and sound judgement about their treatment and care. The medical term ‘Diagnosis’ essentially means or derives at least from the greek ’ knowledge of another’  by discernment or to ‘know thoroughly’. This is not as easy as it sounds.

Osteopathic principles suggest that structure and function are intimately related so that if the structure is not aligned and balanced then function is reduced or sub-optimal.  

Osteopaths have always emphasised the importance of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
They believe that health includes a healthy mind in a healthy body (‘Mens Sana in Corporo Sano’) – in other words that physical exercise and good physical functioning improve psychological health.

Osteopaths are STATUTORILY REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.