OsteoMAP is a new service and research project that integrates osteopathy, mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches to healthcare into a series of six individual sessions for patients with persistent pain.
The OsteoMAP course is for people who are already receiving osteopathy for long-term musculoskeletal conditions that are alleviated but not completely resolved by manual therapy alone. It aims to help patients find pathways to living more active and fulfilling lives, by participating in experiential exercises to enhance their own health and well-being, and to guide ‘hands on’ treatment. Participants are asked to practice mindfulness-based exercises at home during the course, to develop their skills and resilience, and to engage with activities which link to their values and personal goals, to help them create a more meaningful life, despite ongoing pain.
Patients who wish to take part in OsteoMAP need to apply.