Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopathy focuses on the whole person, not just the symptoms. If the body is well balanced, it is more efficient and will function with the minimum wear and tear. Osteopathic treatment involves gentle manual techniques aimed at easing the pain, reducing muscle tension and improving mobility, resulting in enhanced blood and nerve supply to the tissues. Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.