What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
Osteopaths are best known for treating back pain, but we see many different issues in Clinic such as:
Joint and neck pain
Muscle injuries, aches and pains
Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
Hip, Knee and Ankle pain
Inability to relax
Stress related problems
and much more.