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About osteopathy
Osteopathy is a form of primary healthcare using the hands for diagnosis and treatment. Patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and babies.

Osteopathy uses a patient-focused physical approach to restoring, maintaining and promoting physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Primarily treatments take the form of a manual therapy involving massage, mobilisation and spinal manipulation for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. Some osteopaths, including all osteopaths at greenfields clinic, use techniques such as osteopathy in the cranial field, which are a part of traditional osteopathy. Osteopaths may also use visceral techniques to treat the body organs. 

Osteopaths may refer to serious medical conditions if they hold convincing evidence of the efficacy of their treatments. Osteopaths may currently claim to treat the following disorders, for which there is generally accepted clinical evidence in the UK to support benefit from osteopathic treatment:
  • Aches and pains
  • Arthritic pain
  • Back pain, backache, both acute and chronic (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Digestion problems
  • Elbow pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis, arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences)
  • Headaches arising from the neck
  • Hip pain from osteoarthritis (as an adjunct to core osteoarthritis treatments and exercise)
  • Inability to relax
  • Joint pains
  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis (as an adjunct to core osteoarthritis treatments and exercise)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck pain from uncomplicated mechanical causes
  • Neck-related headaches or dizziness
  • Neuralgia
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder girdle pain
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis, arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck) 

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