Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that uses a range of soft tissue and gentle joint manipulation techniques. Osteopathic care is about delivering the balance and freedom to your body through your circulatory and lymphatic systems so you can appreciate healthy living. When treating, an Osteopath considers the whole body as a functional unit.
We look at how all the body systems integrate and influence each other. We consider musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal and lymphatic systems to have as much importance as the neurological system.
Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculoskeletal system, mostly on muscles and joints. An important principle of osteopathy is that the body has its own self-healing mechanisms, which can be utilised as part of the treatment.
Osteopathy involves soft tissue work, stretching and manipulation of the bones and muscles to promote mobility and restore the body’s balance. When treating, an Osteopath considers the whole body as a functional unit.
Osteopathy is one of the therapeutic disciplines that falls under the natural therapies umbrella. Instead of prescribing manufactured medications, Osteopaths will manipulate areas of the body that will relieve impediments to the body’s own healing mechanisms.
An Osteopath’s goal is to establish your optimal function and balance to your body.