What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which facilitates healing by focusing on how the whole body functions as a unit, including the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and internal organs. Osteopathy provides a safe, natural and non-invasive treatment tailored to the individual patient. Osteopathic Practitioners look at the health of the whole body, not just the injured or affected part. As an Osteopathic Manual Therapist, our goal is to promote the self-healing and self-regulating abilities of the body through gentle non-invasive manual therapy. When the whole body functions better, it’s in a stronger position to protect and heal itself from injury and damage.
Osteopathic Practitioners have an extensive knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology, and collective body mechanics. We are trained to facilitate healing by removing obstructions that restrict the flow of nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatics. We focus on restoring the natural balance between structures and their functions, by adjusting and aligning the body back to its optimal positioning. Treatments focus on gentle manipulation of soft tissues, such as skin, fascia, muscles and ligaments, which affect the underlying structures such as joints and bones.
Common Conditions We Treat:
- Acute or chronic neck and back pain
- Generalized muscle and joint pain
- Digestive problems
- Muscle spasms
- Postural problems
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Jaw/TMJ conditions
- Carpal Tunnel
- Allergy and Sinus problems
- Nerve impingements
Who can benefit from treatment?
Patients of any age, including elderly, children, athletes, and pregnant women in their second or third trimester are welcome and can be treated by our Osteopathic Practitioner.