Osteopathy, a natural approach to health
Osteopathy is a method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment dedicated to eliminating pain and debilitation and getting you back to your usual activities as quickly as possible. Osteopathy focuses on the treatment of damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. It is a system of complete medical practice, based on the principle that health depends on the maintenance of proper relationships between the various parts of the body.
Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat. In these circumstances, they will inform you of what they believe is the problem and refer for further investigations.
Through careful analysis of the root cause of an individual’s problem, osteopaths are able to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself through stretching, mobilizing and manipulative techniques to ensure that the body is balanced and efficient.
Listed below are common joint and muscle conditions that osteopaths treat:
- Back pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Hand and elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions including:
- Digestive issues
- Circulatory problems
- Sleeping problems
Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
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