Osteopath at Work

ABOUT OSTEOPATHY

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a profession that makes extensive use of manual assessment and treatment guided by the principles set forth by its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Osteopathy emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopaths are functional anatomists who use manual therapy. We find health, rather than focus on disease. Osteopathic treatment works to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and the circulation of body fluids.

Practitioners of Osteopathic Manual Therapy follow the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Anatomy and physiology is the foundation of Osteopathic treatment. Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing – and will strive for health if given a chance. Our role is to encourage this self-healing capacity through manual treatment – to convert the physical into the physiological. We allow nature to do its job of removing any and all obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissue. Understanding and adjusting the anatomical unity of the human structure is our job.

Common health concerns treated by Osteopathy

  • Sporting injuries

  • Back and neck pain

  • Headaches & migraines

  • Whiplash

  • Joint pain

  • TMJ

  • Chronic pain

  • Arthritis 

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sciatic

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Spondylitis

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Scoliosis

  • Asthma

  • Post partum