What is Osteopathy?

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Experienced Osteopaths in Headingley, Leeds

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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions. Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by an American physician Dr Andrew Taylor Still as a manual approach to the treatment of disease. Osteopathy today is primarily a system of diagnosis and hands-on treatment for problems of the musculoskeletal system, it is unique in how it applies anatomy and physiology to relate one mechanical problem to another, and how such problems can sometimes interfere with internal function.

In addition to standard orthopaedic and neurological tests, the osteopath will evaluate joint misalignment, muscle and soft tissue tension to make a diagnosis of your condition and formulate a treatment plan.
For the first visit a full medical history will be taken, and then a physical examination. 

Please wear loose clothing that you will be able to move in, you may be asked to remove some outer clothing in order to perform some movements. 
On reaching a diagnosis the osteopath will discuss the findings and explain a treatment plan, please feel free to ask any questions throughout the consultation. 

Call Headingley Leeds Osteopaths on 0113 278 6606
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