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Everyday in practice I get asked the same question, day in, day out!  ‘What is osteopathy?’  So here it is, a blog on osteopathy, enjoy!

back pain treatment oxfordAndrew Taylor Still was an American doctor in the nineteenth century that treated impaired body function through the musculoskeletal system, and from there began, Osteopathy.


Osteopathy is a primary health care framework, complimentary to other therapeutic practices. It is suitable for just about anybody and can help the management and treatment of an extensive variety of conditions. Osteopaths principally work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal framework, generally on muscles and joints, utilizing holistic and patient-focused methodologies.

back pain oxfordOsteopaths utilize a reach of techniques to support the body’s own recuperating process and could be used to treat numerous regular conditions including sciatica, ‘trapped nerves’, joint pain, cerebral pains, lower back and neck troubles. Osteopaths can additionally viably treat sport or monotonous injuries, for example, tennis or golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome,  and numerous different conditions.


A center principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an incorporated and unified whole, and holds self healing components that could be used as a complimentary to the treatment.  Various social and pshycological variables likewise structure some parts of the methodology of patient diagnosis.

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The key tools for osteopathic diagnosis utilises inspecting muscles and joints and observing particular movements and asking about the patients history. The use of X -Rays and scans might also be used . An extensive variety of gentle, non-invasive manual techniques are also used, such as deep tissue massage and joint articulation.

In order to practice osteopathy, Osteopaths have to register with the General Osteopathic Council. Patients might get a GP’s referral, but can also independently decide to seek an osteopath of their own accord.

Osteopath AbingdonIf you are in need of a professional osteopath and are based in or around the Kennington, Oxfordshire area, then your first point of call should be the professional and friendly Sophie Jones, Osteopath at the Kennington Osteopathy Practice, Oxford. Email her today to see what she can do for you at or alternatively visit the website at;