What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy (or 'Osteo') is a system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.

Osteo involves soft tissue work, such as stretching and manipulation of bones and muscles to promote mobility and restore your body's balance. 

Osteopaths treat disorders such as back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), vertigo, sciatica, sports injuries and tendonitis.

Osteopathy is covered on all HIF Extras Cover policies. 

Fun facts about Osteopathy

  • The word Osteopath comes from the Greek word ‘Osteo’ Meaning ‘Structure’.
  • The first Doctor of Osteopathy was Dr. Andrew T. Still in 1874.
  • Former US President George Bush employed an osteopath as his primary doctor.

HIF Osteopathy Extras Insurance

Category: Extras Cover
Was this article useful?
2 people found this useful

Add a Comment

  1. Enter your comments

     

Your details

Approval