What is Osteopathy?
According to the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC):
“…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 functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring…”
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by GOsC.
About Hannah Del Ponte
Since qualifying from The College of Osteopaths in 2009, Hannah has worked exclusively in private practice.
“Osteopathy was my second career pathway and I love every day that I am in clinic and enjoy meeting and helping people. I enjoy the challenge of finding out what is happening with a person’s body that is causing them pain or a problem. I like the hands on treatment part of what I do. Osteopathy allows you to be creative and work with each person in a way that works for them and their body to achieve the best outcome. I feel like I can actually make a difference.”