Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to assist the body when musculoskeletal complaints occur. Our consultation and treatment is based on our four Osteopathic Principles:
- The body is a unit
- The body has self-regulation mechanisms
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
- Rational treatment – body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function
Our aim as Osteopaths is to:
- Reduce Pain
- Improve healing time
- Prevent Injury
- Improve joint mobility
- Educate patients with stretching and strengthening programs
So a consideration of the whole body’s mechanics is very important to treat each person as individuals and holistically.
An Osteopath concentrates in the diagnoses and treatment of complaints involving the body’s muscles, particular how they relate to good body mechanics, function and posture.
A detailed knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human musculo-skeletal system may help our osteopaths to identify faults which occur because of injury or mechanical stress and to treat not just the symptoms but the underlying causes of the problem. The emphasis is therefore to allow the body to naturally repair itself than force it to get better.
Osteopathic treatment may involve a variety of techniques such as soft tissue, joint manipulation, stretching, dry needling, cupping, cranial and many other techniques that our Osteopaths have trained at university and further studied, these provide osteopaths with tools to treatment the Musculoskeletal System.
We Look forward to meeting you and your family