About Osteopathy

Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

 

Osteopathy is a natural medicine that views the individuals as a functioning whole, requiring optimal health and harmony in all parts for wellness and vitality. Osteopathy uses precise palpatory and manipulative techniques to assess and test the restrictive mechanisms which prevent the various parts of the body from fulfilling their natural functions, preventing you from feeling healthy and fit. Osteopathy is unique in that it focuses on the cause of pain and dysfunction rather than concentrating only on the symptoms. 


The objective of Osteopathy is to restore mobility and proper function to every system in a body experiencing dysfunction and restriction. Restoring mobility and proper function to each system allows normal interrelationships between systems. When normal anatomical and physiological exist between the body's systems, there is health in the whole.

 

Osteopathy is a natural medicine.



Osteopathy Techniques



Soft Tissue Manipulation


These techniques are used in many different ways to help relieve tension in the soft tissues of the body including muscles and fascia



Osteopathic Articular Technique


these techniques are used to reduce muscle spasms near a joint and assist in making the joints more mobile, reduces pain and discomfort and to ease neurological irritations around a joint.



Cranial Osteopathy


these gentle techniques are used to assess and treat the mobility of the bones of the skull as well as its content.  These techniques can also be used to treat the spine, sacrum and other parts of the body.



Visceral Osteopathy


these techniques are used to assess and treat all of the organs and their viscera in the body.  These are gentle techniques that use a gentle pressure to treat for position as well as inherent mobility.



Who Can Benefit from Osteopathy?

 

    Newborns, infants, toddlers with colic, spitting up, suckling difficulties, birth trauma, chronic     ear infections

    Children and adolescents of all ages

    Pregnant women

    People with chronic illnesses that have not responded to traditional therapies


    Adults with repetitive strain injuries

    Individuals with physical or mental challenges

    Patients with terminal illnesses whose quality of life can be improved

    People of all ages with persistent aches and pains

    People with respiratory illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy and allergies



    People with systemic problems like neurological syndromes, digestive disorders, genitourinary problems, circulatory problems

    People with ear, nose and throat problems like chronic infections, recurring sore throat, frequent colds, glaucoma, sinusitis and tinnitus