About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a primary health care system which started in the nineteenth century. 

Six million people are treated by osteopaths every year in the UK. 

Osteopathy is a philosophy of healthcare that acknowledges that the living body is a self-renewing, self-recuperating system which maintains health constantly throughout life. Whenever that health-maintaining system is compromised, symptoms or disease could develop. Osteopathy is concerned with that which has compromised health rather than the resulting condition.

Osteopaths have been regulated by statute since 1993. They are trained to diagnose conventionally and also to use their hands to assess body function and dysfunction. This gives the osteopath uniquely sensitive information about the disability within the body and how this insight might be used to help restore health.

Although people commonly describe their symptoms in terms of conventional medical conditions, osteopaths do not primarily treat medical conditions: they are more concerned with the cascade of events which could have contributed to the development of those medical conditions

Osteopaths treat the person, not the condition.  

Patients have reported improvement in many areas of their health.


“Susan Clark is an incredible osteopath. She has treated me over the years for back, hip and knee problems. I have total trust and confidence in the care and advice she gives for my well-being. I could not recommend her more highly, in fact several of my friends have benefitted from her help and advice where the medical profession have been unable to get to the root of the problem. My 18 year old son who has been under the weather has had his well-being boosted which has resulted in him resuming a normal teenage life.” -  Beverly Varco