What is Manual Osteopathy ?
Osteopathy is based on the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal itself with its components are in balance.
We practice rationally under the following principles:
- The body is a unit
- Structure and function are interrelated
- The body is self regulating
- The body is designed to defend and heal itself
- When the body's ability to adapt is disrupted, the integrity of the internal environment is lost, and self maintenance disintegrates
Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy treatment method that looks at the way the body functions as a whole, rather than viewing its part or symptoms separately.
The goal is to restore proper balance and function between systems allowing the body to heal with its own natural processes.
Osteopathic techniques may include : Muscle energy techniques, Joint Mobilizations, Craniosacral therapy, Visceral manipulations, Soft tissue manipulations, Positional release techniques, Strain - counter-strain or Balanced ligamentous tension technique just to name a few.
Treatments involve non- invasive and gentle techniques that require minimal to no effort from the patient.
-Common issues one may seek Osteopathy for include:
-Migraines / Headaches
-Tennis/ Golfers elbow
-Neck/ back pain
-Or for overall general wellness
Often the first appointment will be longer for assessment and treatment goal purposes so that we can form at treatment plan. Subsequent treatments may vary in length as well depending on treatment goals and progress.
First appointment please allow 90 minutes. Appointments to follow allow 60 minutes.
osteopathic principles/ philosophy notes NAO