Osteopathy is a holistic system of drug-free, non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health. It treats and strengthens the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. The aim of Osteopathy is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

A useful way of understanding this principle is to think about a car. If it has misaligned wheels it becomes imbalanced and other parts deteriorate….it needs expert attention.

The human body behaves in much the same way. Osteopathy recognises the direct link between your body’s structure and how well it can function. Even vital organs are affected if your musculoskeletal system is stressed or otherwise compromised.

An Osteopath is a primary healthcare professional who diagnoses, treats and prevents mechanical and structural problems and related disorders. At his clinic near Ludlow, Ian Luxton says there is always something that can be done:

“Many people have come to me over the years with unexplained and undiagnosed aches and pains. These have been the cause of long-term fatigue, sleepless nights, headaches, restricted movement, pins and needles, sharp stabbing pain and a whole host of unwanted, irritating symptoms of which only some can be partially relieved by taking pills. On one occasion it took less than 5 minutes to relieve an 80 year old man of severe sciatica which had plagued him for over ten years.”

Because Osteopaths acknowledge that body systems are intimately related, they do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area. They use a range of techniques to restore balance to the body, helping the patient to rediscover health and well-being.

Recent testimonials

A big thank you for the treatment on my back. I am pain free for the first time in several years and I am truly grateful.

- Debbie

One of the most satisfying things I have done in my ageing years has been to consult you as a consequence of an almost daily routine of lower back pain. After a session of regular treatments I am happy to say that I am clear of pain and immobility, totally due to your expertise.

- Robert