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
    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
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Gastric reflux, digestive problems