Osteopathy is a philosophy and alternative medical practice which uses “A therapeutic system which treats disease by manipulation and massage.”
The practice emphasises the interrelationship between structure and function of the body and recognises the body’s ability to heal itself; it is the role of the osteopath to facilitate that process, principally by the skilled practice of manual and manipulative therapy
The practice of osteopathy began in the United States in 1874 . The term “osteopathy” was coined by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO. a physician and surgeon. He was also a Kansas state territorial legislator, a free state leader, and one of the founders of Baker University.
Osteopathy is not just a form of manipulation and clicking bones “back into place” but rather looks after the workings of the body as a single complex organism, rather than as a collection of components by taking into the patient’s lifestyle, attitudes, and overall wellbeing (health).
Our osteopath Pricilla Chellerham aims to treat the cause rather than and effect of the problem, thereby improving the function of the body reducing pain.
Our osteopath specialist treats muscular, joint and postural disorders, plus conditions such as headaches, migraines, period pains as well as , expectant mothers and some infants and childhood disorders.