What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established, recognise system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body, it is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from structure as well as damage caused to it by disease. Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis, its main strength however lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suite the needs of the individual patient.
The main focus of Osteopathy is to restore motion to all parts of the body to provide the body with healthy function. This may include joint and soft tissue motion, cranial, visceral and nervous system motion, and the normal flow of blood and lymph to ensure the delivery of nutrition and oxygen and the removal of toxins. Past injuries and stress/anxiety can put a body in restrictive patterns of function, in turn limitting how the body can deal with these particular circumstances.
Our Osteopath practitioner uses safe manual, gentle and precise techniques to restore motion, alleviate strain, reduce pain, restore a restful state to promote healing and bring the body into a healthy balance.
Our Osteopath manages a variety of health concerns and cnditions, including (but not limited to):
Allergies and other Sinus Conditions
Chronic Headaches & Migranes
Acute and Chronic Pain Management (back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.)
Generalized Health Promotion