Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. But this treatment is not confined to only bones and muscles. It looks at the inter-relationships of all the body’s systems; respiratory and digestive systems included. To bring together all the pieces of a puzzle to diagnose and treat the whole person.
Techniques include gentle joint articulation or manipulation, stretching, ligament balancing, and cranial techniques.
Neck pain, sports injuries, headaches/migraines, whiplash, postural problems, sciatica, knee and heel pain, shin splints, arthritis and occupational injuries are all issues an Osteopathy treatment can help treat.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:
- increasing the mobility of joints
- relieving muscle tension
- enhancing the blood supply to tissues
- helping the body to heal