What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy. Through touch, massage, manipulation and stretching techniques, an osteopath can diagnose and treat people with physical and emotional problems.
The demands of a modern lifestyle place various stresses and strains on the muscles and joints which can cause the body to malfunction causing pain, stiffness and other symptoms.
Osteopathy is very effective in relieving pain and other symptoms which have a musculo-skeletal origin. The musculo-skeletal system includes muscle, bone, ligament and connective tissues such as cartilage and tendons.
To an osteopath, the body functions as a complete working system, so any problems affecting its structure upset the balance of our general health.
For this reason, an osteopath will not only want to ease pain and stiffness, but also investigate what is causing that pain, which could be anything from physical injury to mental anxiety.