what is osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic medicine that focuses on the granular mechanics of the body. It is a gentle, non-invasive medicine, suitable for adults, the elderly, babies, toddles, children, and more.

The treatment uses the philosophy that each part of the body integrates and functions in sync with each other. It aims to treat and strengthen all the mobile structures of the body. Including structural (bones, joints, muscles), visceral (internal organs) and cranium (head scalp).

How does osteopathy work?

Unlike traditional medicine, that treats a specific area of the body. Osteopathy uses a holistic approach to treat the problem area, as well as balance all the systems of the body.

During a therapy, the doctor of osteopathy will use a range of gentle hand techniques. Such as soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure and manipulation of joints. Each technique aims to improve circulation and restore balance in the body systems.
If one part of the body is restricted, the rest of the body has to adapt and compensate for this loss of movement. This leads to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, sinus, pregnancy issues, just to name a few . In fact, the consequences of restriction of a part may be manifold and far-reaching.
For example, a restriction to the liver may influence the metabolism, which in turn may lead to digestive problems related to fat and sugar intolerances. Or it may influence the mechanics of the spine, which may lead to pain and reduced vitality. We have also seen the effects of a hysterectomy on other organs, and how these can result in digestive symptoms. As well as bowel issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment can assist the body with pain minimisation. As well as reduced stress and greater mobility, and in doing so, provide the body with the opportunity of healing itself.

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