Osteopathy is a is a form of non-invasive manual treatment that focuses on total body health through mobilization of joints, soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, nutritional, environmental, psychological awareness and adjunct therapies to facilitate healing.
Founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, at the end of the 19th century, Osteopathy is based on the philosophy that physical structure and physiological function are inter-connected, whilst the body functions as one entire unit. The goal of the osteopath is to find the root cause of your issue and work to correct it.
Will Osteopathy help me?
Osteopathy is an effective, evidence based form of treatment benefiting many medical conditions. As with any healthcare relationship, Osteopathy depends on the positive relationship between yourself and your practitioner. As the healing process is symbiotic in nature, the relationship between client and practitioner is key to the overall health goals and adaptation towards a wellness-centered lifestyle. The best outcomes for a client are attainable when the practitioner applies the treatment and the client is willing and able to follow the practical, evidence-based advice given.
The goal of the osteopathic manual therapist is to find the root cause of your issue and work to correct it. Typically, the osteopathic manual therapist will look to help clients move through their respective challenges within 4-8 treatments depending upon initial assessment findings and expected outcomes. However, some challenges, which have been present for a long time, will require more scheduled treatments to help restore health and vitality.
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**Prices subject to change without notice. Prices do not include GST and are per treatment
The basic principles of Osteopathy are:
- Structure and function are interrelated
- The body is a whole unit
- The body has a natural ability to heal
Osteopathic manual therapists understand that your knee pain might be caused by your hip or a tight back, or stress from work or home might be affecting your body’s ability to heal. The key to recovering from long-term pain may require both a course of treatment and lifestyle changes.
Effective Osteopathic evaluation and treatment seeks to find and correct the root cause of the clients complaint. This results in deeper and longer lasting healing and recovery.
Benefits of osteopathic treatment
- Low back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Various arthritic conditions
- Tension and migraine headaches
- Digestive issue
- Postural problems
- Range of motion in the joints and soft tissue
- Blood and lymphatic circulation
- Tension in the body
- Blood pressure
- Encourages the body to heal itself
- Excellent way to treat and even help prevent many sports injuries
The osteopathic manual therapist will collaborate with other client centered healthcare practitioners to further enhance outcomes when required.
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