What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body.
In other words osteopathy believes that symptoms often stem from abnormalities in the function of the body. These abnormalities can be corrected through osteopathic treatment, thus relieving the distress and discomfort.
How Does Osteopathy Work?
Osteopaths do not look on patients simply as back sufferers but as individuals with their own unique requirements for health.
An osteopath looks at the body as a whole, not just the area that is afflicted; so every patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint.
A treatment plan is then individually tailored to suit each patient's particular requirements. Each treatment consists of a series of movements, pressures and leverages, employing a variety of osteopathic techniques that effects both the muscles and the joints.