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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopaths are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies.

Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions which may include onward referral, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise therapy and others.

Can Osteopathy help me?
Osteopaths are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare and/or primary, secondary and tertiary care in NHS settings.

Our Osteopathy Petra, hold specialists post-graduate qualifications in paediatric and women's health osteopathy.

Osteopaths treat people of all ages, from children to older people to pregnant women.

Principles of Osteopathy
Osteopaths believe that maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health and that problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health.

Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.

Osteopathy is also a preventative therapy.

Pregnancy & Osteopathy

A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. That can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis.

Petra undertook training in obstetrics during her undergraduate studies, which she since enhanced during her paediatric and women’s health training.

Babies & Osteopathy

Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s and osteopaths will therefore use gentler techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating babies.

Benefits of Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a gentle treatment suitable for children and babies. 
Gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby.
Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancyand after birth.  Pregnancy can cause general aches and pains including joint and back pain and osteopathy could help.  Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children at all stages of development; Petra will assess your child to see what might help.

Our Osteopath Petra would love to hear from you!

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