Osteopathy is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body
Osteopathic treatment uses a combination of manipulation, mobilisation, massage, stretching, exercise rehabilitation, pain education and lifestyle advise to aid recovery, promote overall health and reduce the risk of symptoms reoccurring.
Although Osteopaths are best known for treating back and neck pain successfully, patients also consult Osteopaths regarding a wide range of injuries and conditions.
As Osteopathy is a Statutory Regulated profession in the UK it is illegal to call yourself an Osteopath unless fully qualified. The profession is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and it is illegal to practice in the UK without being registered by the GOsC. In the UK, to become a Osteopath you have to undergo at least 3 years training, covering a broad array of topics ranging from anatomy, physiology, neurology and Orthopaedics, all of these skills must be refreshed every year with a minimum 30hours of CPD. Our Salford and Manchester Osteopaths are registered with the GOsC