This is a type of treatment which mainly uses the hands to treat a wide range of problems but is most used to treat muscles, joints, aches and pains.

 All osteopaths in the UK have to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This is the body that governs osteopathy in the UK. It is a criminal offence to practice osteopathy or to offer osteopathic techniques without being registered.

An osteopathic treatment will often involve several different techniques such as specific stretching of the joints, massage and manipulation.

 Manipulation is when a small quick movement of a joint is performed. Some people feel this is very helpful to free up a restricted area. Some people really like manipulation, some don’t, and so at The Bexley Osteopathic Clinic we are happy to treat without it, if that is what the patient prefers.

What we treat

People normally think of osteopaths just specialising in necks and backs, but they treat many other complaints as well, such as:

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Arthritic pain

  • General, acute and chronic backache

  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain

  • Headache arising from the neck / migraine prevention

  • Frozen shoulders

  • Elbow pain / tennis elbow

  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis an adjunct to core osteoarthritis treatment and exercise
  • Circulatory problems

  • Cramp

  • Digestive problems

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Inability to relax

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

  • Lumbago

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