What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a complete system of evaluation and treatment which normally uses hands-on techniques to work on the body.

It is not only for the musculoskeletal system but for the whole body.

There are various areas of special interest osteopaths can focus their postgraduate study on including Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Osteopathy and Paediatric Osteopathy. The osteopaths at Clonmel Osteopaths have extensive training in all these areas.

Osteopathic Training

Osteopaths undergo a rigorous training for 4-5 years at the end of which they usually receive a BSc. in Osteopathy. The training tends to have a minimum of 2000 clinical hours and extensive studies in Anatomy, Physiology , Pathology, Osteopathic Philosophy, Psychology, Nutrition, Osteopathic Technique and much more.

To be registered with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland and the General Osteopathic Council (UK), osteopaths need to continue their professional development each year by updating their skills. Osteopaths at Clonmel Osteopaths are registered with both bodies. Ian Wright served a stint as Academic Chair of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland.

Postgraduate Training

The osteopaths at Clonmel Osteopaths have many years of postgraduate training in the fields of Cranial, Visceral and Paediatric Osteopathy.

Eight years ago, Ian Wright founded a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy. This 3-year course in Paediatrics includes 150+ hours of clinical work within the Daisy Clinic Trust a charity clinic specialising in the osteopathic treatment of children with special needs.

The osteopaths at Clonmel Osteopaths are also members of IAPO.

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