What Is an Osteopath?

An osteopath is a specialist who treats you through manual manipulations. These are activities that involve massage, stretching and exercises. They use their hands on your body to administer treatment. An osteopath may also prescribe oral medication or ointments to ease your pain or discomfort. You may need manual manipulation treatment if you are experiencing neck, shoulder, back, elbow, arm, hip or foot pain or discomfort. These symptoms may be caused by an injury, bad posture or a strain.