Osteopathy is a 'hands on' manual therapy and one of the oldest approaches to treatment of injuries in the joints, muscles ligaments, fascia and tendons.
Treatment can improve many parts of the body by restoring normal movement in areas that have become dysfunctional. This allows the tissues to nourish, replenish and repair themselves more naturally.
After a specific injury to a part of the anatomy, the body accommodates by adjusting the posture to the most pain free position whilst placing the eyes firmly on the horizon. The final adjustment is in the delicate area of the neck and back of the head.
Hence headaches being the final symptom of lower back or foot problems which patients may be unaware of.
Compensation gradually builds up until the body cannot accommodate more change, at which time it may break down at the weakest part after something quite trivial.
The osteopathic approach involves looking at the whole body, not just treating the immediate area of pain.
Osteopathy is a system of complete medical practice, based on the principle that health depends on the maintenance of proper relationships among the various parts of the body. According to osteopathic theory, defects in the musculo-skeletal system the muscles, bones, and joints influence the natural function of internal organs.
Muscle and Joint Pain
Back and Neck injuries
Ante and Post-Natal problems
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Chronic Pain Management
Treatment techniques vary between practitioners from the more active manipulation techniques to the very subtle cranial techniques which can be used on the youngest babies.
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