Osteopathy is an established system of healthcare that diagnoses and treats imbalances with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in the framework of the body can disturb nerve and blood circulation and thus any aspect of health. Utilising gentle techniques osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person. Osteopaths put emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation to prevent re-occurrence and to strengthen the body after injury.


On your first visit to the centre a full case history will be taken, followed by a physical examination. You may be asked to remove some of your outer clothing in order for a simple series of movements to be observed. Gowns are available for those who wish to use them. Patients are welcome to bring a relative or friend with them on all visits.

Once a diagnosis has been made an agreed treatment plan will be implemented. Osteopathic treatments are tailored to the individuals needs and can work well in conjunction with conventional medicine. Treatment may include articulation, soft tissue techniques, gentle manipulation and/or cranial osteopathy.

For further information or fact sheets relating to osteopathy refer to the General Osteopathic Council www.osteopathy.org.uk or alternatively contact the Bournemouth Osteopathic and Cranial Centre on 01202 299511.

Some of the most common reasons a patient would visit us here at the Bournemouth Osteopathic & Cranial Centre include:

Back and Neck Pain

Headache (cervicogenic)


Arthritic and Rheumatic Pain



Muscle Tension

Joint Pain including Hip, Knee and Ankle



Frozen Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Minor Sprains and Sports Injuries

For appointments please call 01202 299511

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