What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

What are the benefits of Osteopathic Treatment?

▪   Reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints

▪   Increases range of motions in the joints

▪   Treats spinal problems resulting from poor posture or spinal disk injuries

▪   Relieves chronic pain through non-invasive treatment

▪   Decreases the stress on the joints

▪   Reduces tension in the body

▪   Relieves tension headaches and migraine headaches

▪   Helps the body to adapt to hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy

▪   Reduces scars and adhesions

▪   Treats trauma resulting from accidents (Sport injuries, Motor vehicle injuries)

▪   Encourages the body to heal itself

▪   Increase circulation

▪   Reduces blood pressure

What should I expect?

Depending on what is found, the osteopath will recommend a treatment plan and perform specific techniques to begin the healing process.