Most patients consulting osteopaths seek relief from musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. With 4 out of 5 people suffering with back, neck, or joint pain at some point in their lives, patients are increasingly turning to osteopathy for help.
Osteopathy is a drug-free noninvasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and restoring balance in the different systems at work in the body; such as the musculoskeletal system, which includes the joints, muscles and spine.
Osteopaths use a broad range of gentle hands-on techniques including soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, articulation and joint manipulation. Each of these techniques always aims to restore tissue mobility. Once restrictions are lifted, the reduction of inflammatory stress combined with greater mobility allows the body’s self-healing mechanism to function, thus providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.
Osteopathy is a unique holistic approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to find and treat the cause, thus restoring the balance in the body and allowing it to reach homeostasis, in other words good health and wellbeing