14th April sees the start of Osteopathic Healthcare Week, an opportunity for us all to focus on our health, with key advice and tips from your osteopath that you can easily introduce in your daily lives to keep you healthier and happier.
During osteopathy healthcare week, osteopaths will be posting on Osteopathy for Health Facebook page with useful advice on keeping active, keeping healthy at work, healthy aging and more.
Osteopathic care is focused on optimising the health of people, and is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. People who visit an osteopath consistently report high satisfaction with the care they receive1 and express high confidence in the treatment and advice of their osteopath2, with rates in excess of 90% for both satisfaction and trust.
Katie Griffiths, osteopath and Development Manager at the Institute said: “Osteopaths are always looking at how they can support the people that visit them remain as healthy as possible, allowing them to enjoy the activities that are important to them. This can be through treatment but can equally be through useful health advice that can easily be added to your daily habits. Introducing just a couple of healthier habits can make a real difference to how you feel.”
Osteopaths use a wide range of safe and effective hands-on techniques that focus on improving mobility and optimising function, together with useful health advice and exercise. People commonly visit osteopaths for musculoskeletal issues, such as back, neck, joint, muscle and arthritic conditions, but people also visit osteopaths for a variety of other health reasons which may benefit from osteopathic care.
References: Visit www.iosteopathy.org/for-osteopaths/research-and-reports/
196% of osteopathic patients expressed confidence in osteopathic treatment and advice, You Gov Pubic Perceptions survey 2015. 293.2% of osteopathic patients felt that their experience of osteopathy was very good, Patient Reported Outcome Measures, adult data, 2017.
Note to editors
Osteopathic practice comprises of safe and effective approaches, utilising manual therapy, exercise and health advice, with the aim to optimise the health of patients.
Osteopaths are regulated by law and a recognised allied health profession by NHS England. Osteopaths are trained to degree level and undertake over 1000 hours clinical training at undergraduate level prior to graduation and must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council to practise in the UK.
The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) is the professional membership body for osteopaths, dedicated to support, unite, develop and promote the osteopathic profession for the improvement of public health and patient care. The Institute represents over two thirds of osteopaths in the United Kingdom.