What is Osteopathy?

The word Osteopathy comes from the Greek meaning "Sensitive Bone". Historically the principal theories are slightly different to Chiropractic but the modern practice of both Osteopathy and Chiropractic are remarkable similar, and at Professional Development Seminars are often attended by Osteopaths Chiropractors and Physio's. In fact at the end of the interview process with Jeremy the first Osteopath to work at the Highland Chiropractic Clinic we wondered why on earth there were two separate professions!

Osteopaths are qualified to assess any Musculoskeletal Condition. They are trained in therapeutic approaches that are suitable for a broad range of individuals, including pregnant women, children and babies. Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions which may include onward referral, health management advice, manual therapy, exercise therapy, dry needling and others. Although Osteopaths do not take their own X-rays or DEXA scans these can be done in within often on the same day the clinic by one of the Chiropractors and the results used to direct your Osteopathic treatment.

Osteopaths adapt their therapeutic approach depending on the individual needs of the patient and their presenting complaint. Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993 by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

What conditions can Osteopaths Treat?

Arthritic pain & Neuralgia Circulatory problems & Cramp Digestion problems
Fibromyalgia & Neuralgia Neck Shoulder and arm pain Headache arising from the neck
Back Pain & Sciatica Migraine prevention Minor sports injuries
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis