Osteopathy was pioneered in the late 1800s by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, a Physician and Surgeon and it is a holistic system of treatment, complementary to other medical practices. Osteopathy is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions ranging from back and joint pain to sports injuries.

To an osteopath, for a body to work well its structure must also work well. A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole. No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation. Other factors, which may contribute to the complaint, are also taken into account such as lifestyle, occupation and diet.