Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to restore balance, mobility, and function to the body.
Osteopathic practitioners focus on the musculoskeletal system and the interconnectedness of the body.
They are trained in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and use this knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including:
• Back and neck pain
• Headaches and migraines
• Sports injuries
• Asthma and respiratory conditions
• Digestive disorders
• Posture including scoliosis, pelvic misalignment
• Neurological conditions including sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome
• TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders
• Tendinitis and bursitis
• Whiplash injuries
• Post-surgical rehabilitation
• Stress-related conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Osteopathic practitioners use a range of manual therapy techniques including structural osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulations.
During an initial visit, the osteopathic practitioner will take a detailed medical history, perform a physical examination, and assess the patient's posture and movement patterns.
Based on this information, they will develop an individualized treatment plan that may involve a combination of techniques to address the root cause of the problem.