Osteopathy is the diagnosis, treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Osteopathy is based on thorough knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology, and the principle that all parts of our body work together as one complete and very sophisticated machine to serve us in our daily life. For this reason, we will always assess and treat the body as a whole, rather than focus solely on a symptomatic area, and investigate the circumstances that lead to the problem, so that the results achieved during treatment are long-lasting.