Laurence Hattersley - Osteopathic and Craniosacral Therapy Clinic

Clinic in Cork City, and has over 28 years' experience

Appointments - 087 763 9802

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare, founded by AT Still, which relies on hands-on contact for diagnosis and treatment.  It recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole, and on the body's inherent healing process.

Osteopathic treatment is viewed as a facilitative influence to encourage this self regulatory process.

People frequently say: “Osteopathy? As an osteopath, you treat backs, don't you?” or “That’s bones, isn't it?” Well yes it is, but 'backs and bones' is really only how osteopathy is presented and perceived today. 

Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify types of dysfunction in the body. Osteopathic treatment includes techniques such as stretching and mobilisation for general treatment of the soft tissues, along with manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, connective tissues and organs.

A.T Still (the 'discoverer' of osteopathy, 1828-1917) said, “We say 'disease' when we should say 'effect'; for disease is the effect of a change in different parts of the physical body. Disease in an abnormal body is just as natural as is health when all parts are in place.”

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Examples of conditions that Osteopathy Treats:

  • Trapped Nerves and Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Joint or Nerve Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Stress
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Pain (click on the link)

Laurence Hattersley B.Sc. DO MOCI CST-T MIACST

I am an osteopath and craniosacral therapist, registered with:

I have over 27 years experience practising Osteopathy

I also have over 18 years experience of practising Craniosacral Therapy

You contact me (not for appointments):

Osteopathy is recognised and covered by all major healthcare insurance (Contact your Healthcare provider for details)


Address of Clinic:

80 Greenwood Estate, Togher,

Cork T12 HT71

Appointments: 087 763 9802 (With your appointment, you will be sent a link via Google maps)

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A Second Opinion - An Insight Into Good Health, Disease and Our Relationships With Them