Four subjects an osteopath studies which may surprise you

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Most people know that osteopaths study over four or five years full time and that they cover a range of subjects concerning the human body. On top of this they spend over a thousand hours in clinic as part of their training.

Nobody would be surprised to learn that an osteopath will have studied human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics (how your body moves) and clinical methods (think tapping knees with little hammers and taking blood pressure.)

However, there are some subjects on the curriculum that you may find surprising.

1. Pharmacology

Why would osteopaths, who pride themselves on delivering pain relief without drugs, need to learn about pharmacology? We don’t go into nearly as much depth as doctors, but we do spend a chunk of our final year timetable learning about commonly prescribed drugs and how they might affect the body. This means we can understand any risks associated with prescribed medicines and make judgement calls on which techniques to use.

2. Psychology

Again, osteopaths are about the physical body, aren’t they? Osteopaths touch on psychology in recognition of the fact that you cannot treat a human being successfully without an awareness of how the mind works too. This is especially important when considering the effects of chronic pain on the psyche.

3. Nutrition

This one may be less surprising. What we put into our bodies is vital for optimum health and functioning. Osteopaths need to understand what effects nutritional deficiencies may have on things like bone density and nerve function to name just a couple.

4. Statistics

Like most medics and scientists, osteopaths understand that research is vital for safe practice. In order to complete their own dissertation, osteopaths will do a module on statistics in their final year. Being able to analyse data is also an important ability when looking at up to date evidence once qualified as well.

There are many more subjects in our jam-packed curriculum, but what you need to know is that you are safe in our hands. Whether it is a headache or low back pain, our Falkirk and Stirling osteopaths would be happy to help you.

Call 01324 670 670 or visit www.back2lifeclinic.co.uk to book online.

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Pebbles Milne

Pebbles Milne

As a musician I live with the a lot of aches and pains. I've tried many many things over the years to feel better. David McCabe has changed my life and given me relief and freedom in my body that I'd given up hope of ever feeling. David and Helen are the nicest people you could meet but are also thoroughly professional and brilliant at what they do. I have recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues. Can't thank them enough. Back2Life Clinic is the best. Thank you David and Helen. 

Kathleen Coubrough

Kathleen Coubrough

My life was on hold due to chronic back pain and I lost 4 years of my life waiting for the NHS to help/cure me. After a recommendation I visited the Back2Life clinic. After just 3 months I was able to work again and since then I finally got married and had a baby. The name says it all.... They really did help me Back2Life! 

Arlene Mcconnachie

Arlene Mcconnachie

Very professional and welcoming. Took my 12 week baby as he was having problems 'winding'. After 2 sessions with Helen he is so much better - so much happier and I don't dread feeding times and endless hours of trying to wind. Highly recommend trying if you have a wee one with colicky symptoms. 

Lynsey Graham

Lynsey Graham

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It is hard to find a more friendly, professional and dedicated to wellness team than this. Helen and Dave have restored my youth...or at least my ability to move and enjoy playing with my son. I cannot thank you enough!

Pebbles Milne, osteopathy patient

As a musician I live with the a lot of aches and pains. I've tried many many things over the years to feel better. David McCabe has changed my life and given me relief and freedom in my body that I'd given up hope of ever feeling. David and Helen are the nicest people you could meet but are also thoroughly professional and brilliant at what they do. I have recommended them to many of my friends and colleagues. Can't thank them enough. Back 2 Life Clinic is the best. Thank you David and Helen.

Kathleen Coubrough, osteopathy patient

My life was on hold due to chronic back pain and I lost 4 years of my life waiting for the NHS to help/cure me. After a recommendation I visited the Back2Life clinic. After just 3 months I was able to work again and since then I finally got married and had a baby. The name says it all.... They really did help me Back2Life!

Arlene Mcconnachie, osteopathy patient

Very professional and welcoming. Took my 12 week baby as he was having problems 'winding'. After 2 sessions with Helen he is so much better - so much happier and I don't dread feeding times and endless hours of trying to wind. Highly recommend trying if you have a wee one with colicky symptoms.

Lynsey Graham, osteopathy patient

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