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Osteopathy is an established, well recognised system of diagnosis and treatment whose main emphasis lies on the structural integrity of the body.

It is distinctive in that it recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer from stems from poor function of the body’s structure, as well as the damage caused by disease and trauma.

Osteopathy's main strength lies in the unique way a patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. The manual treatments applied are tailored to the needs of each individual patient.


All osteopaths undergo a rigorous training and are required to be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Their training includes the medical sciences of physiology, anatomy, pathology, paediatrics, gynaecology and pharmacology.

The training enables them to make a diagnosis of the presenting condition and construct an appropriate course of treatment. The number of treatments varies depending on the condition an acute injury may only require 2 or 3 treatments, a chronic injury may require a minimum of 6 treatments.

It is essential that the General Osteopathic Council commands the confidence of the public, the osteopathic profession and other stakeholders. To this end, all Osteopaths here at The Faringdon Clinic adopt and comply with appropriate standards of conduct.

What to expect:

If you want to know what to expect when you first visit an Osteopath or you can read our article on listening and examining during an appointment, or if you have any other questions try the General Osteopathic Council's FAQ.

Healthcare cover

Osteopaths are covered by most healthcare providers such as AXA, PPP, HSA, WPA and Standard Life. However, due to the clinical and financial restrictions imposed by Bupa, the osteopaths and physiotherapists have withdrawn from the Bupa Preferred Provider list.

Other clinics

There is also an osteopathy clinic at the Lechlade Medical Centre (see contact page for details).

Appointment Charges

Consultation £63 45m-1hr
Treatment £47 20-30m


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