What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment which places special emphasis on the structural and mechanical problems of the body. It seeks to overcome a wide range of conditions, disabilities, and pains, that result from disturbances of the body’s framework and moving parts.
How do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths work with their hands using a wide range of techniques such as:
- soft tissue/massage type techniques
- stretches to soft tissues and joints
- gentle articulation and mobilization of joints
- manipulation of joints
- slow release techniques
- condition specific home exercise
The clinic osteopaths will be able to treat not only the symptoms of your condition but also find and resolve the original cause.
Our body’s have the ability to heal themselves but if this ability is compromised due to age or injury it will do the best job it can. In such cases, the body will make adjustments and compensations to adapt to the condition. This will help the person cope in the short term, but will eventually lead to greater problems (due to stresses on other parts of the body) in the future if left unresolved.