Osteopaths typically complete 4 years of medical training with an emphasis on musculoskeletal health and injury. They are primary care health practitioners whose title is protected by UK law. They must be registered with the general osteopathic council and complete continuous professional development training.

Osteopath’s use a well-developed sense of touch (palpation) as well as conventional medical assessment for effective diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the root cause of dysfunction is a core osteopathic principle. Osteopaths consider the person as a whole in order to not only to resolve symptoms, but to prevent reoccurrence by understanding what may have predisposed to the injury in the first place.

During an osteopathic treatment the following techniques may be employed depending upon the person: spinal manipulation, medical acupuncture, massage, exercise rehabilitation, and more…

Osteopathy Hampshire Injury & Health