Osteopathy & Physiotherapy


The earliest documents showing the start of Physiotherapy are from 1813 in Sweden. Since, the profession evolved to a science-based profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.

 Physiotherapy is available to work with people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability, using techniques that imply movement/exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

 The treatment will be used in the management of the pain to facilitate the recovery and in prevention of injuries and diseases.

 It is fundamental the patient’s involvement in their own care through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

 Physiotherapists use their knowledge to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body such us:

        - Neurological (Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s)

        - Musculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries: knee and ankle ligaments sprains, golf and tennis elbow, tendinitis; shoulder impingement, arthritis, pre and post surgical rehabilitation such us ACL reconstructions, knee arthroscopy, shoulder rotator cuff, knee and hip replacements)

        - Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)

 This is not an exhaustive list, so please do not hesitate to contact us if there is something you need that is not listed.



Osteopathy is a profession that started in the latest’s 1800s in Missouri, USA. Throughout the years the profession spread worldwide, being in England the start point over Europe with the British School of Osteopathy in London.

Only more recently, after Osteopaths Act 1993, that Osteopathy was recognised as a profession in UK being regulated by the body General Osteopathic Council – GOsC.

Osteopathy is founded upon holistic principles where the health and well being of an individual depends on the balance between function and structure, the unity of mind, body and spirit, and the body self-healing capabilities.

 Therefore Osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, deep tissue massage, stretching and manipulation to increase the mobility of joints, to reduce muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

 They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.


Osteopathy diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical conditions:

-          General, acute and chronic back pain;

-          Sciatica;

-          Neck pain;

-          Tension headaches (cervicogenic);

-          Joint pains including: shoulders (frozen shoulders, impingement syndrome), elbow (tennis elbow, golf elbow), wrists (De Quervain tenosynovitis), hips, knees and ankles;

-          Minor Injuries – strains and sprains, tendonitis, bursitis;

-          Sports Injuries;

-          Generalised aches and pain;

-          Arthritic pain;

 This is not an exhaustive list, so please do not hesitate to contact us if there is something you need that is not listed.

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