It may not be as well known as some other forms of healthcare, but osteopathy has an important role to play in helping people to manage their health and wellbeing. It is one of 14 Allied Health Professions recognised by the NHS in England and offers a flexible and rewarding career for those interested in supporting the health of others.
For most osteopaths no two days are the same. Patients come from all walks of life with unique sets of circumstances, and for the osteopath the reward comes from understanding the individual and making a difference to their quality of life.
Many osteopaths will work in general practice, seeing a wide variety of patients ranging from office workers to fitness enthusiasts, and expectant mothers to older people, but others choose to specialise in particular fields, working with children and babies or offering dedicated care for professional sportspeople.
Osteopathy is also a great option for those seeking a flexible career. Many osteopaths choose to be self-employed and set up their own practice, allowing them to shape their career around their personal...