Osteopathy

Osteopathy
Geoffrey Fielding Registered Osteopath
For appointments contact Geoffrey at his practice in West Bridgford, Nottingham, and Derby on 0115 9814154
Geoffrey also leads weekly classes in backcare and muscular skeletal health to help build confidence and mobility
Visit: http://www.osteopathcentral.co.uk/osteopath/708616/geoffrey-fielding-osteopath for more details

All Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council to legally call themselves Osteopath, and to use the Certification mark above Geoffrey Fielding is a registered Osteopath

Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body. Osteopaths believe that if the body is functioning to the best of its ability, then its own in-built healing mechanism can function effectively.

Osteopathy is a complementary therapy to orthodox medicine. Osteopaths are trained as primary health care practitioners and patients often seek treatment from an osteopath without referral from their GP.

The prime focus of most osteopaths is the musculoskeletal system, muscles, bones and joints, which are vital to the healthy functioning of the body as a whole.

Osteopathy is primarily a manual treatment. With emphasis based in the fine determination of the quality of tissues, or the movement of joint by feel (palpation).

Rather than diagnosing and treating symptoms, the osteopath seeks the underlying causes and treats them, i.e. those factors that predispose and maintain the condition. The patient as a whole is evaluated.

A wide range of techniques are at the disposal of an osteopath as part of treatment, and management of the patients difficulties may involve recommendations on posture, diet, exercise.

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