Osteopaths look at the way an injured part of your body works in relation to the rest of your body.  This way, we can discover the reason for the injury and work on prevention to minimise recurrence rather than just treating the symptoms.

Osteopathy is used to treat:

  • Lower back pain
  • Trapped nerves
  • Arthritic pain
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Sports related injuries
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Chiropractors and osteopaths represent different schools of physical therapy but are similar in that they offer, amongst other things, manipulation of joints and massage of muscles.
  • Both chiropractors and osteopaths undertake several years of in-depth training, but they use different approaches to manipulation.
  • There are no comparative studies to suggest chiropractors are better than osteopaths or that osteopaths are better than chiropractors. It really comes down to the personal choice of individuals.
  • The best thing to do would be to ask the opinion of other people who’ve consulted a chiropractor or osteopath in your local area, and then try the one with the best references.
  • Both Chiropractors and Osteopaths should give you excellent care.