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Common issues for Osteopathy 

Osteopathy can be used to address the following complaints and issues

All treatments are tailored and individual.

  • Joint pain

  • Lower & Upper back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Stress

  • Disc injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Whiplash

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Chest complaints

  • Childhood problems.

  • Digestive disorders

  • General ill health

  • Headache and migraine - conditions arising from the neck

  • Period pain and irregularity

  • Recurrent infection

  • Sinusitis

Carolyn Greenhalgh treating a patient
Regulation of Osteopathy  

All Osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Osteopaths are required to renew their registration each year and we provide registrants with an annual licence to practise. As part of this process, the GOsC checks that Osteopaths have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.


Protection of title

The title 'Osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. The GOsC can, and will, prosecute individuals who practise as osteopaths when they are not on the GOsC Register. For information about what to do if you think someone is practising as an Osteopath but is not on the Register, see our Protection of title page.


Further information

Visit the General Osteopathic Council website for more information on standards of practice, registration checks and helpful publications.


This information is reproduced by kind permission of the General Osteopathic Council

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