Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to treat the aches and pains you come with. Some techniques include gentle release techniques, soft tissue work, use of mobilization and joint manipulation.
Cranial Osteopathy is often associated with the treatment of babies and children but is very effective in adults too. It is seen as being a much more gentle and subtle way of treating. It not only works with the body to relieve tension in the spine, pelvis and skull but treats organs and deep tissues as well as long standing joint problems.Together with Dr. Anne Jaekel we have been published in our US colleagues peer reviewed journal the JAOA - Jäkel A, von Hauenschild P. Therapeutic effects of cranial osteopathic manipulative medicine: a systematic review. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011;111(12):685-693.
Osteopaths train at very selective University Osteopathy Programmes for 4-5 years (some with a Masters Degree). We are regulated by our professional body – the General Osteopathic Council and have to fulfil a yearly criteria of at least 30 hours of continued professional development.