What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a regulated health profession.

Osteopathy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical problems. Osteopathy works with the structure and function of your body and is based on the principle that your wellbeing depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues being balanced and all functioning smoothly together.

At Oak Health Osteopathy, we work to restore your body to a state of balance, without resorting to drugs or surgery. Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging your muscles and joints. The aim is to make you feel better and to relieve your pain. We also have specialist Golf and Cycling clinics.

How Will Osteopathy Help Me?

You don’t have to accept or ‘just live with’ pain! Don’t miss out on doing things you love in life any longer. Oak Health CAN help you

feel better. Pain isn’t just uncomfortable, limiting and immobilising. It can be annoying, bewildering, depressing and even scary. It can affect your physical AND mental health.


You may be at your wits’ end with pain - how to relieve it, what exercises may help or hinder and really want to avoid relying on pain killers. We understand that getting you better means taking time to listen to you, discovering the cause of your problem and putting you back in control of your health, fitness and activity.

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.


We can also advise you on posture and exercise to aid your recovery, promote health and prevent your symptoms recurring.

Why Should I See an Osteopath?

Osteopathy treats you, the patient, not the disease or condition. Osteopathic treatment is suitable for people of all ages - even babies. 


Most people see an osteopath for help with conditions affecting muscles, bones or joints, such as:

  • General, acute or chronic backache and back pain.

  • Uncomplicated neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following neck injury)

  • Shoulder pain and elbow pain (for example, tennis elbow)

  • Arthritic pain

  • Problems with the pelvis, hips and legs

  • Sports injuries

  • Muscle and joint pain associated with driving, work or pregnancy


However, patients may present to an osteopath for many and various reasons, including: 

  • Circulatory problems

  • Digestion problems

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Cervicogenic headache

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Tension and inability to relax

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Sciatica


Osteopathic healthcare looks at YOU, the individual person, and treatment is totally tailored to YOUR specific needs. Let’s get you well.

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