Structural Osteopathy is the understanding of the muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons. These are the structures that enable the body to move in space and perform everyday functions such as walking, running and any sporting activity.
Your osteopath will use techniques such as soft tissue massage, stretches, muscle energy techniques and joint articulation to ease the symptoms you have. Osteopaths also perform HVTs or manipulation. This is what osteopaths are sometimes known for which is the ‘clicking’ of joints which can be very effective for certain people and injury.
Although osteopathy can be broken down into these separate methods of treating people, your osteopath will likely use pieces of each to suit you and your problem best. Every effort is made to explain exactly why and how each technique will be used.