Osteopathy is a branch of healthcare that treats the muscular, skeletal and organ systems to restore optimum health. It uses hands on medical massage and manipulation to improve range of movement and relieve tension patterns and pain.

It is an evidence based, primary health care service that is governed by a regulatory body (The General Osteopathic Council) to ensure that osteopaths provide safe, up to date and effective treatment.

Osteopathy is recommended for the treatment of back pain due to high levels of efficacy reported by evidence based research (see NICE guidelines for more information).