What is Osteopathy?

With Sian George (M.Ost) Align Therapies, Sketty

Osteopathy is a non-invasive, manual, holistic therapy that aims to improve health by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. Osteopaths treat the person rather than the condition or problem.

Techniques include stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance, known as osteopathic manipulative medicine.

There are over 5000 osteopaths in the UK who must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to practise. Although classed as complementary or alternative medicine, osteopaths are now within certain NHS trusts; however, most work in private clinics.

How can osteopathy help you?

Osteopathy can help with a wide range of injuries or general aches and pains, from arthritic pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, joint, neck and back pain, sports injuries and pregnancy related pain.

In addition to osteopathy at Align we also offer sports massage, acupuncture, podiatry, exercise rehabilitation, holistic therapies and clinical pilates.

If you would like to find out more about how osteopathy can help you, please contact Sian for a FREE consultation or advice.

Align Therapies – Osteopathy & Acupuncture Clinics

35 Eversley Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9DB Tel: 01792 204012 www.aligntherapies.co.uk / Facebook: @AlignSwansea

 

 

 

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