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What is osteopathy and how can you become an Osteopath?

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 What is an Osteopath and what do they do?

“What is an osteopath?” this is a question my clients, and members of the public, ask on a regular basis.

Osteopathy is “a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions”. It works with the structure and function of the body.

The well-being of an individual is crucial in Osteopathy. The muscles, ligaments and connective tissue need to function as a unit.

One of the main concepts is that the body’s structure governs its function. This means that if your body has had an injury, repetitive strain, or overuse it will have an adverse effect on how your body performs.

Therefore, an osteopath looks at the body, sees how it currently performs, and aims, through various means, to restore and improve overall and specific functions.

 

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