Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. For your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So, osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery.
The title 'osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath in the UK, unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council , which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety.