Osteopathy and Classical Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy involves a series of movements designed to correct disturbances in muscles, ligaments and joints. Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.
Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Advice can also be given on self-help treatments.


What is Classical Osteopathy?

Classical Osteopathy is a traditional form of Osteopathy which uses a systematic form of treatment called "total body adjustment" in which the body is treated as a whole every time.

Cranial Osteopathy

Some practioners have specific expertise in the field of cranial osteopathy and use this in treating people with pelvic girdle pain. For further information about cranial osteopathy and the Sutherland Society  click here

Osteopathy and Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD) 

A number of osteopaths have developed an  a special interest in treating Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD). Some people who have had symptoms for a long period of time have in particular found this approach  to treatment to be beneficial but equally  these osteopaths are willing to treat women during pregnancy and the earlier the symptoms are addressed the easier they are to manage.

Further information

If you would like further information about osteopathy or classical osteopathy  please  contact us by email at info@pelvicinstability.org.uk.  If you are looking for an osteopath to treat you, we are happy to share the details of practioners whom other people with pelvic girdle pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction(SPD) have found helpful.

Also if there are any experiences regarding osteopathy or classical osteopathy that  you would like to share with us please get in touch.



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