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Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.
Conditions commonly treated with osteopathy
Osteopathy is most commonly used to treat conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints.
What happens during osteopathy?
During your first osteopathy session, the osteopath will ask you about your symptoms and your general health before carrying out a physical examination.
Osteopathy safety and regulation
Osteopathy is one of only two complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) that are regulated under UK law. The other is chiropractic.
Evidence for osteopathy
There is evidence that osteopathy is an effective treatment for persistent lower back pain.