Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an entirely manual practice aimed at restoring the functions of all structures and systems of the human body. Its purpose is to assist the body’s capacity for self-regulation.
Whether preventative or reparative, the concept of osteopathy is characterized by its focus on individualized treatment.

It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.
Osteopathic treatment is viewed as a facilitative influence to encourage this self regulatory process.
Pain and disability experienced by patients are viewed as resulting from a reciprocal relationship between the musculoskeletal and visceral components of a disease or strain.

Osteopathic treatment is useful in a wide variety of health complaints:

    Back pain
    Headache
    Neck pain
    Shoulder pain
    Non anginal chest pain
    Athletic or overuse strain injuries

Osteopathic manipulative treatment may make a significant contribution to the health care management in the following diagnoses:

    Muscle tension headache independent or associated with migraine
    Muscle or ligament strains, ankle, elbow, knee
    Tennis elbow and golfers elbow
    Sciatica
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Sinusitis
    Gastric reflux, digestive problems
    Vertigo