Osteopathy is a registered health profession, a clinical approach to physical therapy and a philosophical school of medicine. It was developed and named at the end of the 19th century in the USA by Dr AT Still, and brought to the United Kingdom by JM Littlejohn in 1902.
Osteopathy diagnoses and treats pain, injury and disease through understanding the nature of the condition in each patient and then using manual therapy to alleviate the causes and consequences. It is known in the United Kingdom principally for alleviating musculoskeletal pain and the best clinical evidence for osteopathy is for back pain, some types of headache, arthritis and neck pain. Osteopathy can also help with a much broader range of conditions.
All osteopaths in the UK are registered by law with the General Osteopathic Council.Learn More About Osteopathic Therapy