Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues working together. Osteopaths use touch (or palpation), manipulation, stretching and massage to improve the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension and enhance blood and nerve supply to tissues. Osteopathy may be able to help a wide variety of dysfunction such as acute (recent onset) and chronic, or persistent (long-term) backache, arthritic pain, sciatica and minor sports injuries. All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. You will find us, Kingston Hill Osteopath on the website.