The Day It All Began
World Osteopathy Day is the day that osteopathy was originally founded in 1874 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still. To mark the occasion, on 22nd June, osteopaths around the country will be celebrating the founding of the profession and taking the opportunity to highlight how osteopathy works.
So, what is osteopathy?
Osteopaths use a combination of movement, stretching, targeted deep tissue massage and manipulation of a person’s muscles and joints to improve function, relieve pain and aid recovery. Advice is also given on posture and exercise to support healing, promote health and prevent symptoms from recurring.
Who Is Osteopathy For?
Around 30,000 people currently consult osteopaths every working day. Patients include children, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Nick Coysh of South Downs Health & Wellbeing in Storrington, West Sussex and Serendipity, Chipstead, Surrey has been a practicing osteopath for 8 years. Nick said ‘I chose to become an osteopath as I wanted to be able to help others in the same way that I was helped by osteopathic treatment in the past. During my time in practice, I have been privileged enough to help countless many people with debilitating injuries and conditions to get back to doing the things they love doing and it’s a very satisfying thing to see.’
Nick is now well established in the locations he treats at and can be found at Serendipity on a Monday and Friday and South Downs Health & Wellbeing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
For help with any postural issues or muscle and joint aches & pains, Nick can be contacted here:-
Mobile: 07713 950789