What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a means of diagnosing and treating health issues in the human body by moving and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopaths work on the basis that the health of a person depends on the strength of their musculoskeletal framework. In other words, how well the bones, muscles, ligaments and tissues in your body function together.
Osteopaths aim to relieve muscle tension, improve the blood supply to the tissues and increase the mobility of joints – with the overall goal of healing your body. They do this using stretching, manipulation, strong tissue massage and joint mobilisation techniques, and will also prescribe bespoke lifestyle and exercise advice based on your individual medical history.
What does osteopathy treat?
Osteopathy can be used to treat a number of muscle related conditions such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Pelvis, hip and leg problems
- Pain associated with sciatica and arthritis
- Various sports injuries, such as tennis and golfer's elbow
- Postural problems caused by a sedentary lifestyle.
Who can practice osteopathy?
Osteopaths have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to be able to practice osteopathy in the UK. To qualify for the GosC, practitioners must have a qualification in osteopathy that is recognised by the GosC and must renew their registration on a yearly basis.
Our Qured osteopaths all hold a 4 year master’s degree in osteopathy and are registered to the GOsC. They all have a minimum of two years experience, are fully insured and have been DBS checked. So with Qured, you can be reassured in knowing that you are in good hands (quite literally).
Finding a local osteopath isn’t always easy. With Qured, you can book an appointment with one of our private osteopaths in London, who will come to your home to provide you with the treatment you need. If you would like to book your home visit, download our Qured app or use the booking form below.Book an appointment