What does an Osteopath do?


At Sensible Osteopathy we initially discuss your complaint to gain an understanding of your case history and to fully appreciate your needs. We take all health aspects from birth to present into account when looking at your presenting complaint.

As primary health-care practitioners a large part of our training is dedicated to enabling us to make a safe and accurate diagnosis of your problem. To come to a diagnosis we may take

  • post-opertive reports,
  • X-rays,
  • CTs,
  • MRIs or
  • blood test results

into account. Occasionally, if required we may refer you to another medical professional specific to your needs.

In consultation with you, a physical examination is performed through a variety of very precise and gentle hands on techniques; assessing attributes such as range of motion and mobility.

Osteopathic treatment

We will clearly explain our findings to you, in easy to understand language. After that we apply a very gentle osteopathic treatment that may involve:

  • structural/functional techniques,
  • fascial techniques,
  • visceral techniques, or
  • cranial techniques.


At Sensible Osteopathy we also have a vast network of paediatricians, dentists, orthodontists, orthopaedic specialist and a large number of other medical specialists.