Osteopathy focuses on the structure of the body – things like the musculoskeletal system, connective tissue and ligaments – to realign the entire body and minimise dysfunctions within it. Osteopaths work with people who experience chronic pain, have previous injuries or suffer from migraines to help relieve pain.
Urban osteopaths are all fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council. That means they’ve got a four- or five-year degree programme under their belt, and a minimum of a thousand hours of clinical training. You’re in good hands.
During your treatment
In this session, your osteopath will do a head-to-toe assessment of your musculoskeletal system and create a plan to address any issues that may be found.
Your plan can include anything from daily stretches to a series of osteopathic appointments. Your osteopath may also refer you to another medical practitioner. In most cases, your osteopath will begin treatment in the initial consultation using a range of manipulation and massage techniques. In some extreme cases, assessment can take up a full session.