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Osteopathy for you

In the UK, an estimated 24,000 patients consult osteopaths every working day. This amounts to nearly seven million consultations a year. Osteopaths are providing over 850,000 more consultations per year since 1997 and over 1.7 million more than in 1994.

There has been an increase in patients referred by or with the knowledge of a GP or Consultant from 22% to 26%, but the majority are still 'self-referred'.

The percentage of people who have heard of osteopathy and have actually received treatment has increased 25% over 1996.

Whilst over 85% of patients still fund themselves, private health insurance now accounts for 10.4%, an increase from 7% in 1997.

Back pain is one of the most common ailments GPs diagnose, affecting 80% of the population in the UK and costing the nation 6 million a year in lost working days and healthcare.

Therefore back pain will affect 4 out of 5 people at sometime in their lives and is the most common complaint treated by osteopaths.

What osteopathy treats

Osteopaths treat people of all ages, including sports people, the elderly, pregnant women, babies and children. It can help a wide range of patients with conditions including:

  • back pain
  • sports injury
  • whiplash associated disorders
  • repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • disc problems
  • sciatica
  • arthritic pain and stiffness
  • headaches
  • neck ache
  • jaw problems
  • frozen or 'stiff' shoulder
  • 'tennis' elbow and arm pain
  • hip, thigh, knee and foot problems
  • pregnancy aches and pains
  • preparation for birth
  • incontinence problems
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • abdominal discomfort
  • baby care
  • respiratory disorders
  • neurological disorders

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