Osteopathy

Osteopathy (Osteopaths):- The profession of Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by an American doctor, Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). Still named this new school of medicine “osteopathy,” believing that the bone (osteon), was the starting point from which it was possible to ascertain the cause of pathological conditions. The practice of osteopathy has a long history in the UK and the first school of osteopathy was established in London in 1917. Courses in Osteopathy have now become integrated into the university system. Instead of receiving a Diploma in Osteopathy (DO), with or without a Diploma in Naturopathy (ND), graduates now become Masters or Bachelors of Osteopathy, or Osteopathic Medicine, (BOst or MOst) or else Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Osteopathy or Osteopathic Medicine, according to the institution attended. Osteopathy is an alternative/complementary medicine a holistic system of treatment for a wide range of medical conditions that involves treating medical disorders by the physical manipulation and massage of the muscle tissue and bones. Often the blood and nerve supply to the various tissues and organs of the body are obstructed by the use of specific movements in and around these tissues, and often not at the site of pain, osteopaths are able to release these obstructions. Osteopaths believe their treatments allow the body to heal itself and use a range of techniques that do not require the use drugs or surgery. Osteopathy involves a series of movements designed to correct disturbances in muscles, ligaments and joints. It is also so much more than correcting musculoskeletal disturbances. Often the blood and nerve supply to the various tissues and organs of the body are obstructed. By specific movements in and around these tissues, and distant to the site of pain, osteopaths are able to release these obstructions. Osteopathy is used for many different conditions, painful backs, shoulders and knees, recurrent headaches, sinusitis and digestive disorders. Painful joints and muscles often are caused by specific injuries, accidents, sprains, falls and problems with posture. Read more…

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Osteopathy Bedfordshire
Ampthill, Arlesey, Aspley Guise, Battlesden, Beadlow, Bedford, Beeston, Biggleswade, Dunstable, Flitwick, Kempston, Leighton Buzzard, Linslade, Luton,Shefford

Osteopathy Berkshire
Ascot, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Earley, Eton, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley

Osteopathy Buckinghamshire
Amersham, Aylesbury, Bletchley, Botley, Buckingham, Chalfont Common,
Chalfont St. Peter, Chesham, Gerrard’s Cross. High Wycombe, Hyde Heath
Little Chalfont, Milton Keynes, Wolverton

Osteopathy Cambridgeshire
Aldreth, Ashley, Bretton, Cambridge, Eaton Socon, Ely, Huntingdon, March
Norman Cross, Peterborough, St Neots, St. Ives, Whittlesey, Wisbech

Osteopathy Cheshire
Alsager, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Halton, Macclesfield, Northwich, Norton, Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford

Osteopathy Cleveland
Billingham, Brotton, Eston, Guisborough, Hartlepool, Ingleby Barwick, Loftus
Marske-by-the-Sea, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Seaton Carew
Skelton-in-Cleveland, StocReflexology kton-on-Tees, Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm

Osteopathy Co. Durham
Annfield Plain, Billingham, Chester le Street, Consett, Darlington, Durham
Ferryhill, Hartlepool, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Seaham, Sedgefield, Shildon
Stanley, Stockton on Tees

Osteopathy Cornwall
Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Truro, Penzance & Newlyn, Newquay, Saltash, Bodmin
Helston, St Ives

Osteopathy Cumbria
Abbeytown, Aikshaw, Aikton, Aldoth, Allerby, Allonby, Barrow in Furness
Bowness-on-Windermere, Carlisle, Isle of Walney, Kendal, Penrith, Ulverston
Whitehaven, Workington

Osteopathy Derbyshire
Alfreton, Belper, Bolsover,Buxton,Chesterfield,Creswell, Derby, Heanor, Ilkeston
Long Eaton, Matlock, Pinxton, Ripley, Staveley, Swadlincote

Osteopaths Devon
Barnstaple, Bideford, Devonport, Exeter, Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Newton Abbot, Paignton
Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Torbay, Torquay

Osteopaths Dorset
Ashley Heath, Bockhampton, Bournemouth, Bridport, Broadstone, Burton, Christchurch
Dorchester, Easton Ferndown, Oakley, PReflexology oole, Portland, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster

Osteopaths Essex
Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey, Chelmsford, Colchester
Grays Thurrock, Harlow, Loughton, South Benfleet, Southend on Sea, Wickford

Osteopaths Gloucestershire
Bishops Cleeve, Bath, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Chipping Sodbury, Churchdown
Cirencester, Dursley, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucester, Kingswood, Mangotsfield
Pillsbury, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Thornbury

Osteopaths (Gtr.) London
Central London, North London, South London, East London, West London
Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London
Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey
Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth Lewisham, Newham, Merton, Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth
Westminster

Osteopaths (Gr.) Manchester
Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Chadderton, Farnworth, Heywood, Middleton, Oldham
Radcliffe, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan

Osteopaths Hampshire
Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Gosport
Havant, Locks Heath, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton, Waterlooville, Winchester#

Osteopaths Herefordshire
Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Bromyard, Hereford

Osteopaths Hertfordshire
Hertford, Hatfield, Hemel-Hempstead, Watford, Stevenage, St. Albans, Berkhamsted

Osteopaths Huntingdonshire
Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots, Abbots Ripton, Abbotsley, Alconbury
Godmanchester, Grafham

Osteopaths Kent
Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay
Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, St Peters, Tunbridge Whtmells, Whitstable

Osteopaths Lancashire
Accrington, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Cleveleys. Lancaster, Leyland
Lytham St. Anne’s, Masefield, Morecambe, Nelson, Preston, Rossendale, Skelmersdale

Osteopaths Leicestershire
Ashby-de-la-zouch, Blaby, Coalville, Earl Shilton, Hinckley, Kegworth, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Oakham, Shepshed, Syston, Wigston

Osteopaths Lincolnshire
Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Hykeham, Lincoln, Louth
Market Deeping, North Hykeham, Scunthorpe, Shapcott, Skegness, Spalding, Stamford

Osteopaths Merseyside
Liverpool, Bootle, Southport, Wirral, Bebington, Birkenhead, Bootle, Crosby
Formby, Greasby, Heswall, Kirkby, Knowsley, Liverpool, Maghull
Prescot, Sefton, Southport, St Helens

Osteopaths Middlesex
Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Brentford, Eastcote, Edgware, Feltham
Hanworth, Harefield, Hayes, Hounslow, Isleworth, Northwood, Perivale, Ruislip
Ruislip Manor, Southall, Twickenham, Uxbridge, Wembley, West Drayton

Osteopaths Norfolk
Norwich, Thetford, Kings Lynn, Gt Yarmouth, Dereham, Ashill, Attleborough, Banham
Bawdeswell, Beachamwell, East Dereham, Hairston, Hellesdon, Sprowston, Thorpe St. Andrew
Wymondham

Osteopaths Northamptonshire
Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Cottingham, Daventry,
East Carlton, Great Oakley, Gretton, Irchester, Middleton, Rockingham, Rushden, Stanion

Osteopaths Northumberland
Alnwick, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Acklington, Alnham, Alnmouth
Alwinton, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Cramlington, Hartley, High Buston, Prudhoe

Osteopathy Nottinghamshire
Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Arnold, Beeston, Carlton, East Retford, Hucknall
Kirkby in Ashfield, Newark on Trent, Selston, Sutton in Ashfield, Underwood, West Bridgford

Osteopathy Oxfordshire
Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Abingdon, Alkerton, Ambrosden
Carterton, Didcot, Hayford, Kidlington, North Hinksey, West Adderbury

Osteopathy Rutland
Oakham, Uppingham, Cottesmore, Wing, Ridlington

Osteopathy Shropshire
Ackleton, Acton Round, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Dawley, Hadley, Lilleshall, Madeley
Newport, Oakengates, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Stirchley, Telford

Osteopathy Somerset
Bath, Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Weston-s-Mare, Burnham-on-sea, Chard, Clevedon
Frome, Highbridge, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Rockwell Green, Street

Osteopathy Staffordshire
Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Burntwood, Burton upon Trent, Chase Terrace
Chasetown, Hednesford, Kidsgrove, Littleworth, Newcastle under Lyme, Rugeley, Tamworth, Uttoxeter

Osteopathy Suffolk
Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Acton, Aldham, Alpheton, Beccles, Bungay, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Woodbridge

Osteopathy Surrey 
Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Wimbledon, Banstead, Epsom Esher
Great Bookham, Horsley, Leatherhead, Merstham, Runnymede, Staines, Sunbury, Surrey Heath
Walton on Thames, Weybridge

Osteopathy Sussex
Brighton, Chichester, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Bexhill
Crowborough, Hailsham, Hove, Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Portslade, Saltdean, Seaford
St Leonards, Uckfield, Aldwick, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham
Lancing, Littlehampton, North Lancing, Rustington, Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick

Osteopathy Tyne & Wear
Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Shields, South Shields, Birtley, Felling
Houghton le Spring, Jarrow, Longbenton, Newburn, Wallsend, Washington, West Boldon, Whitley Bay

Osteopaths Warwickshire
Warwick, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alvecote, Ansley, Atherstone, Bedworth
Earlswood, Kenilworth, Kingswood, Leamington, Old Arley, Wood End

Osteopaths West Midlands
Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Bromwich, Solihull, Aldridge, Brierley Hill
Dudley, Halesowen, Minworth, Oldbury, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall

Osteopaths Wiltshire
Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Marlborough, Warminster, Aldbourne, All Cannings
Allington, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham, Westbury, Wootton Bassett

Osteopaths Worcestershire
Worcester, Kidderminster, Malvern, Evesham, Astley Cross, Blackwell, Blakebrook, Bromsgrove
Droitwich, Eardley, Great Malvern, Holy Cross, Redditch, Upper Catshill, Wythall

Osteopaths East Yorkshire
Hull, Beverley, Bridlington, Adlingfleet, Aike, Airmyn, Aldbrough, Allerthorpe, Anlaby Common
Arnold, Arram, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle

Osteopaths North Yorkshire
York, Northallerton, Scarborough, Whitby, Harrogate, Catterick Camp, Eston, Knaresborough
Middlesbrough, Ratchford, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, South Bank

Osteopaths South Yorkshire
Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, Armthorpe, Bentley, Cudworth, Darton, Dearne
Ecclesfield, Goldthorpe, Grenside, Hoyland Nether, Wombwell

Osteopaths West Yorkshire
Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Wetherby, Batley, Brighouse
Castleford, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Guiseley, Keighley, Morley, Pudsey, Shipley