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Osteopathy


with Mandy Banton, Registered Osteopath

Mandy Banton trained at the London School of Osteopathy, graduating with first-class honours. Her diverse professional interests include ergonomic and sports injury rehabilitation and the antenatal and postnatal care of mothers and their babies.

Mandy practices both structural and cranial osteopathy. She is now a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, having completed the nine post-graduate modules in this specialist system of osteopathy. She has also trained in paediatric osteopathy. Mandy is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that focuses primarily on the musculoskeletal system. Using many of the diagnostic approaches applied in conventional medicine, osteopaths try to establish the structural cause of physical symptoms and use techniques to restore the optimal function of the body without the use of drugs or surgery.

Osteopathic evaluation involves observation and testing according to biomechanical principles — looking at the inter-relationship between all the different parts of the body to understand the patient’s unique physical make-up. Osteopathic diagnosis considers whether any medical conditions, previous injuries or surgery or ergonomic factors could be causing physical symptoms.

Osteopathic treatment aims to relieve pain, improve function and promote healing, as well as reducing the likelihood of problems recurring. It includes:

  • Soft-tissue massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Subtle connective-tissue and fluid balancing techniques
  • Postural and breathing exercises
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Stretching
  • Cranial osteopathic techniques

For more information please go to the excellent General Osteopathic Council website and the website of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy .


Need more info?

Mandy has her own practice in Gosforth and you can contact her directly at her clinic on 0191 285 9316 or 07913 564314 or by email.

For general information you can contact NPBC by email or 07812 950868.