What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique that seeks to release myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body. The therapist gently works with the whole body including the spine and the skull, its cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia.
By using the hands, the osteopath is able to detect disturbances in the soft tissue and organs, and can identify areas of dysfunction and correct them.
How an osteopath can help
The main goal of treatment is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic system, promoting healing and preventing future pain and dysfunction.
Osteopaths specialize in craniosacral (Link to 4.4) and visceral therapy. These modalities are beneficial for all ages from infants to the elderly.
Some common conditions treated include:
developmental delays in children
chronic pain syndromes