Structural Osteopathy is a physical hands on form of treatment involving soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilisation and joint manipulation. Once we have a diagnosis of your problem and a treatment plan then the actual treatment becomes very specific and directed to the tissues maintaining that problem.
In skilled hands it is safe and painless. The “joint cracking” manipulation is done using minimal force. This is always preceded by preparatory soft tissue relaxation techniques and this makes the resultant manipulation gentler and more effective. We do not force joints to crack!
There are many different ways and technique systems an osteopath can treat you with and the important thing is that it is the appropriate approach to get you better faster with.