What is Osteopathy?
Classical Osteopathy is a wonderful option for people of all ages and abilities. Treatments consist of manual adjustments that are localized, specific and focused on relieving pressure and restrictions.
Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy, helping to strengthen the framework of the body, and acts as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine. This therapy follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate, which is why manual osteopathic practitioners do not see themselves as healers, but instead as facilitators to health.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a manual form of healing which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathy follows the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to and are directly related to the development and maintenance of disease. Because of this, treatment can benefit any person experiencing any type of discomfort or ailment. Osteopathic treatment uses gentle manipulation to encourage the body’s self-healing capacity by restoring proper body mechanics and removing any obstructions that interfere with nerve impulses and circulation in order to allow for proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissues. Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing – and will strive for health if given a chance. Our role is to encourage this self-healing capacity through treatment – to convert the physical into the physiological
What conditions can Osteopathy help with?
* Back, neck and joint pain
* Chronic pain
* Muscle tension and strain
* Headaches and migraines
* TMJ disorders
* Sinus problems and congestion
* Work and sports related injuries
* Edema, swelling, poor circulation and inflammation
* IBS symptoms, constipation and diarrhea
* Menstrual pain