Osteopathic neck and shoulder pain treatment

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.
Osteopaths believe that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. 
Osteopathy specializes in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.  Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring. 
Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognized by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.  Osteopathy is one of the most widely used of complementary therapies and has been regulated by the General Osteopathic Council  since the Osteopathy Act was passed by parliament in 1993 .  Osteopaths are therefore required by law to maintain professional standards that safeguard patients in the same way as doctors or dentists.
Over 30,000 people visit an Osteopath everyday, suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more (General Osteopathic Council).  Many patients are pregnant mothers, unsettled children, sports people, or those with work strain or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.
You don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an Osteopath so you will typically be able to see an Osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.

Whatever your age and no matter what challenges you may have with your health, there is probably something an Osteopath can do to help.
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