Osteopaths are highly trained in anatomy and physiology. They understand the form and function of the human body. With this knowledge, together with their hands, they can locate, diagnose and treat problems. Using careful manipulation techniques, articulation and massage they work to restore health. Tissues benefit from improved blood supply and drainage whilst even the nervous system is gently influenced. Following treatment, exercises may be recommended and advice given to help maintain benefits. Some people choose to have regular maintenance treatments every few months.