Osteopaths consider the whole structure and function of the body to diagnose and treat any conditions that disrupt the healthy collective function of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. Osteopaths use a range of non-invasive treatments such as stretching and massage to help people increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance blood, and nerve supply to tissues as well as encouraging a patient’s self-treatment. 



Osteopath: Career Case Notes

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Graphic of a clipboard on background of medical illustrations that reads: Profession: Osteopath Essential Qualifications: Degree or postgraduate master's degree approved by the General Osteopathic Council. Frequently works in: Private clinics, health centres, patient homes, own home Frequently works with: Often self-employed and works alone with patients Average working hours: 37.5 hours in daytime working hours Key skills: Physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity, Hands-on approach, sensitivity, analytical