Osteopathy is an established, holistic system of medicine, originally developed in the USA in the 1880s. It uses similar procedures to conventional medicine, such as case history taking, clinical examination, imaging and laboratory investigations, to formulate a differential diagnosis. Osteopaths also utilise palpation, a highly developed sense of touch to complement their diagnostic process.
Osteopaths have an enviable record in diagnosing and treating many musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as neck and back pain. However, the scope of Osteopathy is much broader than just the treatment of MSD, a view that the Jonathan at One Allan Park, Stirling is very much in agreement with.