Aimée graduated from the European School of Osteopathy gaining a Masters Degree in Osteopathy.
Following this, she studied her
Post-Graduate Diploma with Stuart McGregor, one of the UK’s leading Animal Osteopaths.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that works on the principle that the body is always striving to heal itself. Unlike other manual therapies, Osteopathy considers how structure and function are interrelated and encompass the movement of the whole body, not just the area of pain or dysfunction. When an Osteopath looks at the body, they will assess postural imbalances and gait abnormalities before looking more closely at how individual muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints are being held under strain.
Osteopathy is a protected title, and all Osteopaths must study for four years to gain a masters degree in human practice. In order to treat animals, a further one year of study is required. The depth of study for this qualification requires extensive medical knowledge, therefore all osteopaths will be confident in determining a musculoskeletal injury from an illness that requires medical or veterinary attention.
Osteopathic treatment consists of moving, stretching and manipulating joints and tissues to improve flexibility as well nerve, blood and lymph supply. Osteopaths have a very highly developed sense of touch, because of this treatment is therapeutic and relaxing and does not need to be painful or invasive. This type of treatment has a positive effect on all of the body’s systems, which means that you will see improvement in issues relating to injury, pain, performance, digestion, circulation, and behaviour to name just a few.