Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment that recognises the role of the musculo-skeletal system in the healthy functioning of the body. The musculo-skeletal system is a key element in maintaining health. This system makes up two-thirds of the body’s mass. It impacts and reflects the condition of all other systems in the body.


Osteopathic theory involves the concept that structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are inter-related. If the structure of a joint is distorted in any way, this will affect the normal mechanics of the joint resulting in dysfunction, which patients often feel as pain and stiffness.

The body has a natural ability to self-regulate and self-repair. Osteopaths rely on this innate healing ability to return their patients to good health. Osteopaths also promote good nutrition and fitness to sustain healthy body systems. It uses no drugs. Instead, osteopaths work with their hands using a wide range of treatment techniques, such as soft tissue and neuro-muscular massage, joint mobilising techniques and corrective manipulations designed to improve the mobility and range of movement of a joint.


With their highly trained sense of touch, osteopaths use these manual techniques both to discover underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the way that treatment is planned to suit the needs of the individual patient.


Osteopaths can help treat:


  • Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tension /Stress

  • Neck Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Hip/Knee problems

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s)

  • Postural Problems

  • Trapped Nerves

  • Car Accident Injuries

  • Arthritis


To make an enquiry or book an appointment please call the Natural Gateway Clinic on 020 8953 5144.


Some medical insurance companies cover osteopathy treatments, if claiming on insurance, please enquire directly with your insurance provider first.