What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic form of primary healthcare. It’s based on the principle that our wellbeing depends on the structure and function of our musculoskeletal system – that is, the system that gives us the ability to move.

Osteopaths work towards restoring your body to a state where it can heal itself, as it’s designed to, without the use of drugs or surgery where possible.

As osteopaths, we use a wide range of techniques to help you, including:

  • Manipulations
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Exercises

But there’s no need to consider the technicalities – we do all that for you. All you need to do is tell us about your symptoms during your consultation, allowing us to find the right treatment options for you.

Who can benefit from osteopathy?

Osteopathy can help you if you’re already experiencing pain or restrictions in your body. It’s also a great way of preventing these issues occurring in the first place. If you’re in training for particular events or you rely heavily on being active at all times, osteopathy can act as a preventative measure.

Many of our patients struggle with everyday activities too, such as sitting at a desk or driving their car – this could be due to poor posture, back or neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and a whole host of other issues. Osteopaths consider your body as a whole and work to find the root cause of the issue before offering suitable treatment. As such, we’re able to treat patients of any age, from new-born babies to elderly adults.

What to expect from your visit to an osteopath

At OsteoWellbeing, we begin with an initial consultation, where we take a thorough case history. This ensures that it’s safe for you to have treatment, and we begin to determine a group of possible diagnoses for your symptoms. We then carry out a full body examination to support our diagnosis. We’ll talk you through what we’ve found, and will propose a plan of action. If you’re happy with what we’ve explained, we continue with some treatment, exercises and lifestyle advice.

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How can we help you?

See the full range of problems we can treat with osteopathy.

Shoulder, hip and knee pain

Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.

Lower back and neck pain

We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.

Slipped discs

We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.

Plantar fasciitis

Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.


We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.


Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.


Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.

Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.

Posture correction

Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.


Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.


Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.

Sports injuries

Osteopathy can help the body to repair sports injuries quicker and prevent them happening again, getting you back to your training.

Aches and pains during pregnancy

Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.

Pain relief for babies

Babies can have little aches and pains just like adults. Osteopathy can help by decompressing areas that need it and releasing tight muscles.

Get in touch

Contact OsteoWellbeing and book an appointment with a qualified osteopath.
We have effective treatment options to suit you.

Call 020 3759 6474 or email info@osteowellbeing.co.uk.