What is Osteopathy?

Mason Clinic Osteopath Inga Werthmann tells us more about osteopathy – what it is and what it can do…

Osteopathy is a form of drug free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine.

Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic system. Osteopathy is not just a series of techniques applied to the body.


Osteopaths diagnose and treat structural stresses and strains that may interfere with health. Osteopathy is well know to be beneficial for aches and pains in the musculoskeletal structures of the body but it can also help a variety of other symptoms and problems in babies children and adults.

Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms.


Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance. Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance.

  • To book an appointment with an osteopath at the Mason Clinic call 01634 842583