Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is the science of human mechanics which focuses on the muscular skeletal system and the way it interrelates with the body as a whole. An osteopath seeks to identify the relationship between one area of strain or tension in the body and the resulting repercussions, or compensation, elsewhere in the patient's body.

In practice osteopathy is a manual (hands on) therapy which uses techniques such as massage, lymph drainage, rhythmic passive joint movement, gentle release techniques, stretching, and joint manipulation to address muscle imbalances, release built-up tensions and relieve strain and subsequent pain. Osteopaths will also give advice on exercise and stretching programs, diet, stress management, posture and lifting technique.

Osteopathy is relevant to all stages of life, from newborn babies to old age. We can treat a wide range of muscular/ joint problems such as back and neck pain, headaches from the neck, peripheral joint injuries, minor sporting injuries, postural problems, arthritic conditions, and stress-related symptoms. Osteopathic treatment affects the physiological functioning of the whole body through treatment of the muscles, joints and other soft tissues.