What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a profession that considers how your different body systems work together and then applying hands-on therapy to specific body regions to get you healthy.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is the therapeutic application of manually guided forces by an Osteopath to improve physiologic (body) function and promote healing that has been altered by soft-tissue injury. In simpler terms, we work with your body to make changes that allow health to predominate!
Through specific hands-on treatment of problems, most people find significant health changes that relieve many common and some uncommon health complaints.
Our Osteopaths believe your body is meant to work in a specific designed way – therefore we use the best techniques, advice and management to help you get back to being a healthier you.
Osteopaths consider the pain or discomfort in your body by these principles:
- Your body is a unit – it is all connected, each part relating to each other.
- Structure in your body is related to Function of your body. Both must be in good working order for health to ensue.
- Your body wants to get better. We call this homeostasis. As Osteopaths we want to provide a great healing base for health to occur.
- Osteopathic ‘hands-on’ treatments are aimed at correcting underlying joint, nerve, muscle, ligament and tissure damage, while considering the holistic body as a unit.