Osteopathy focuses on the health and well-being of the musculo-skeletal system. This is probably the most respected of the complementary therapies as far as western medicine is concerned. Osteopaths aim to improve the function of the joints and associated soft tissues using massage and manipulation techniques, they will be as concerned about why there is a fault at each particular joint as well as treating the problem itself. It is a truly holistic therapy that will take into consideration the way you live your life, how you are feeling and the state of your muscles and joints, for example it is effectives at treating foot problems

A professional treatment can last up to an hour for an initial consultation and therapy with subsequent sessions taking 20 to 30 minutes. When your muscles and joints are correctly aligned and working well then pressure is taken off the other systems of your body allowing them to function better as well.

Techniques range from the extremely gentle pressure of cranial osteopathy to high velocity thrusts to mobilize certain joints. Osteopathy is recommended for all joint pain, bad back, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries. Osteopaths favour different techniques so be prepared to try a couple of different practitioners before deciding whether or not this therapy is for you.


Therapists who provide Osteopathy at The Therapy Room Cambridge