Osteopathy is a holistic treatment for pain and discomfort that has been practised for over 100 years. It is a system of manual therapy that uses hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose and treat the entire musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners who recognise the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which facilitates healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Osteopaths examine more than just the site of pain and discomfort; we also assess surrounding and related body parts, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. We also identify factors that cause and continue to aggravate your condition, which may include work and lifestyle habits, and offer advice to ensure you reach your best state of health.
Osteopaths use techniques such as massage, stretching, deep tactile pressure and joint mobilisation. Part of osteopathic treatment is the prevention of health issues recurring, and developing long-term solutions.
By increasing the patient’s awareness of the causes of these problems we can assist the patient in taking responsibility for their own health by: