Osteopaths detect, treat and prevent health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.
Working within the NHS, you’ll probably be part of a team including acupuncturists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychotherapists, that work together to identify a wide range of health conditions and treatments for patients of all ages.
You’ll need an interest in science, a caring nature and a curiosity about how the body works. You should want to work closely with patients and be able to communicate with them in a friendly, supportive and reassuring way.
You’ll be trained to degree level gaining either a Bachelor’s (BSc) or Masters of Science (MSc). Courses typically last four to five years and are a combination of academic, research and over 1,000 hours of patient-facing clinical training. This medical training will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology and pathology combined with clinical examination techniques.
Following your training, you must register with the General Osteopathic Council to practice in the UK.
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