Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a natural medicine and gentle form of manual therapy based on the principle that the structure of the body affects how it will function & that it functions as a unified whole. On a practical level, this means that all tissues, organs & systems are interconnected, so a problem in any one part of the body will affect all other parts.

Osteopathy is beneficial in reducing musculoskeletal pain & dysfunction. Treatments are aimed at increasing joint mobility, better posture, nerve function and circulation, which in turn improves organ functions, like digestion. Commonly treated conditions & systems include:

  • General joint pain
  • Headaches, migraines, concussion
  • Neck and back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis, sprains & strains
  • Sciatica
  • Depression, Stress & fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Digestive or Circulatory issues
  • Lymphatic & Metabolic systems
  • ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

Osteopathic practitioners have developed very sensitive palpation skills; they observe and test for restrictions in the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia of the whole body. Gentle manual therapeutic techniques are used to find & treat the root causes of dysfunction. Types of manual techniques used include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Fascial Unwinding
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Craniosacral Osteopathy
  • Visceral Manipulation HVT
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Balance Ligamentus Treatment
  • Stretching and Lengthening Techniques
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