Osteopathy is a non-invasive, drug free holistic way to treat a wide variety of complaints. It focuses on total body health by treating the strengthening the musculoskeletal framework which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic symptoms.
Osteopaths recognise that the body is a self healing, self regulating and self correcting organism. A healthy body should be able to deal with health challenges and restore itself to optimum health afterwards. Physical and emotional imbalances and strains can impair the ability of the body to maintain itself in a state of health. The body finds it hard to cope and symptoms start to show.
Osteopaths diagnose and treat structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body. The person not the condition is treated. All symptoms are taken into account and the osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance to provide good health and well being.
In treatment, the osteopath is guided by the tissues and support the re-balancing or release of areas of dysfunction. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and maintain its own physiology in a state of health and uses the re-balancing during osteopathic treatment to re-establish healthy physiology.