What is Osteopathy?


Osteopathy is one of the most effective and safe treatments for many musculoskeletal and health problems. It focuses on regulating your body's natural healing mechanisms to return it to a state of health. Osteopathy is a holistic therapy in which the osteopath uses their hands as tools. Healing is also aided by giving advice on nutrition, exercises and lifestyle changes. This leads to increased vitality, enabling healing and relief from pain. Osteopathy is very safe with only a low risk of complication from treatment.


Your Osteopath will use diagnostic methods applied in conventional medical assessment, and will seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body wherever possible this will take place without the use of drugs or surgery.  Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself. Osteopathic care focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal system to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness by removing the barriers to healing. 


The osteopathic patient-focussed approach to health and well-being allows the osteopath to consider symptoms in the context of the patient's full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances.  This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

In Pain? Emergency Appointments Available. Major Health Insurance Companies Covered.

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07790 002949 (direct mobile)


or send us an email.




Appointments available on weekends and bank holidays (including christmas and new year) in an emergency.


Absolute Osteopathy


New Barnet,




The Ashdown Clinic

Salisbury House,

81 High Street,

Potters Bar,



Clinic hours


New Barnet:

Sunday-Thursday 9am-8pm

Weekends By appointment


The Ashdown Clinic:

Friday 14:00-17:00

Saturday 09:00-13:00


Emergency/home visits available on request (EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS ALSO)