Osteopathy is a specialised system of examination, treatment and management developed over the last 100 years.
Osteopathy looks at the body holistically, as a whole, looking at the underlying problem and not just the symptoms.
Osteopathy uses manual, hands-on, techniques to treat numerous problems.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that GPs can safely refer patients to an Osteopath for treatment.
Osteopaths have been through a thorough and detailed medical training program that includes much of what a doctor has to learn.
Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to practice and use the title Osteopath.
Osteopaths have been taught and extensively use techniques, which are used to treat over 10 million patients every year in the U.K.
Osteopaths are accountable for the care of patients to a regulator whose primary purpose is the safety of patients.