What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a well-established system of diagnosis and treatment that is designed to restore your body to a state of well-being and balance. It is based on the principle that, for your body to function well, it is necessary for the structure of its joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues to be working in harmony. 

Osteopathy is a ‘hands-on’ therapy and osteopaths use a variety of techniques such as stretching, massage and manipulation to increase joint mobility and loosen tight muscles, to enhance the blood supply to your tissues and promote your body’s natural healing mechanisms.  Osteopaths may also offer advice about posture and recommend simple stretching exercises to help speed your recovery and prevent a recurrence of your symptoms. 

At Long Lane Osteopathy we treat a wide range of people, from the very young to the elderly; people with a physical job as well as those who work in an office or drive for a living; pregnant women and hobby sportsmen and women.

Although osteopaths treat a wide variety of conditions, some of which are listed below, you don't have to be injured or in acute pain to come for an appointment.  Many people find regular osteopathic treatment a very effective way of helping them to maintain an active, mobile life and deal with general stiffness, aches and pains.  Others find treatment helps with stress-related symptoms or the physical strains related to their profession

Gentle & effective treatment for:
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic pain
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Muscle spasm
  • Pelvis, hip & leg problems
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tight, painful shoulders
  • Postural changes during pregnancy
  • Minor sports injuries
Protection of Title

The title 'osteopath' is protected by law.  It is against the law for anyone to call themself an osteopath unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.  The GOsC can, and does, prosecute individuals who practise as osteopaths when they are not on the GOsC register.