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What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and effective client centred manual therapy. It works with the client’s own healing mechanisms to help restore balance and optimal health. Radiant health is achieved by optimizing the structural alignment of the body in order to improve the function of the body. Osteopathy is drug and surgery free.

How does Osteopathy work?

Osteopathy is a unique approach to treatment because the practitioner combines the osteopathic philosophy with detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body. The aim of treatments is to find the root cause of the dysfunction or pain and not just treat the symptoms. Getting to the root cause of the problem can take multiple treatments, as the body layers its compensation mechanisms.

The practitioner views the body as a whole, functioning unit. The self-healing ability of the body is optimized with a wide-variety of specific techniques. An Osteopathic practitioner focuses on how the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, fascia, innervation and internal organs all work with each other.

Who is your Osteopathic Practitioner?

An Osteopathic Practitioner is extensively trained in the human sciences, the interrelationships of all bodily systems, and the art of assisting alignment, organic function, neurovascular health and circulation of all body fluids. Osteopathy uses skilled palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs.

When is Osteopathy the right choice?

Osteopathy can help with:
  • Neck and back pain and tension
  • Headaches
  • Sleep or energy issues
  • Sports injuries
  • Concussion
  • Injuries from car accidents
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Digestive, respiratory or menstrual problems
  • Pre and post-natal support
  • Jaw dysfunction
Benefits include:
  • Pain relief
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased circulation
  • Trauma healing
  • Hormonal balance
  • Decreased stress and tension
  • Improved posture