Osteopathic Medicine


Osteopathy is a highly accurate form of diagnosis and treatment which addresses dysfunction or abnormalities in the body.

Osteopaths use joint manipulation, soft tissue techniques and exercise rehabilitation to cater a treatment plan to your requirements.

Osteopaths undergo training for 4 or 5 years, and are skilled in diagnostic techniques to identify and work alongside specialists, doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest level of patient care.

All areas of an individual’s lifestyle are taken into consideration including their past history, exercise and working environment. Your oesteopath will address each of these factors to come to an accurate diagnosis and a manageable treatment plan as rapid as possible. For example, postural problems lead to pain and misalignment, where the pain may not be felt until later, but everyday activities like standing for too long, sitting at a desk and studying can effect how the body is functioning. Oesteopaths can offer advice and support in these areas to ensure we get to the root of the problem in all areas of your life.

Exercise rehabilitation is an important part of oesteopathic care. By recognising your personal strengths and weaknesses we ensure that the correct muscles are exercised within their limit to avoid further injury. Exercises are important to keep the body moving and reduce inflammation.

At the Woodside Clinic in Hitchin, our ultimate aim is to reduce pain, return your body to its optimum state of health and show you how to stay there. We get to the root of the problem and discover the treatment plan that works best for you.


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