What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a medical therapy which helps to detect, treat and prevent health problems. Osteopaths are highly trained professionals that are trained in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The treatment can involve moving, stretching, manipulating and massaging your joints and muscles; therefore, it is classed as a ‘manual therapy’ treatment. Typically our patients will come to us suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, a sports injury or other joint e.g. hip, elbow, shoulder, knee and muscle pain and discomfort.

Does osteopathy work?

Osteopaths are recognized by the NHS as Allied Health Professionals. They are degree level trained and are highly skilled healthcare practitioners who provide manual therapy treatment that can help towards the recovery of a range of musculoskeletal complaints. Our profession is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council and Osteopathy is an alternative to a chiropractor or physiotherapist. If you are not sure if osteopathy treatment is suitable for you, please give us a call and we will be happy to advise.

A wealth of physical therapy experience

Our team of osteopaths at the Rugby Osteopathic Centre have over 30 years of experience. We have a very loyal patient base and a strong reputation which we have built on three clear principles: 1. We spend time to accurately assess and diagnose your condition 2. We will agree with you the best treatment plan to achieve fast and effective pain relief 3. Following your recovery, we will support your future health through rehabilitation, exercise advice and education

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle osteopathic approach, using a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes in the body. Treatment usually focuses on, but is not limited to, the cranium and sacrum with the aim of releasing tensions and restrictions in the body to optimise health and well-being. The approach is often used for treatment of babies, children and women pre- and postnatal.

The aim of Cranial Osteopathy is to support the re-balancing or release of areas of dysfunction within the body; your own self-healing mechanism can do the rest. It aims to improve symptoms for non-medical related problems in babies, children and adults, and to help the body to feel more comfortable in daily life.