What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy used to treat musculoskeletal conditions in all parts of the body. Treatment depends on the Practitioner, but broadly speaking Osteopaths work holistically treating the body as a whole using treatments such as soft tissue massage, muscle stretching and manipulation, and exercise regimes. Osteopaths work to find the root cause of the problem and work with you to fix it.

Is Osteopathy regulated by law ?

Yes. Osteopathy is regulated by statute and the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Anyone not registered may not call themselves an Osteopath. It is a criminal offence to do so. Osteopaths are required to renew their registration annually, including a mandatory amount of time spent on continual professional development activities.