"The osteopath should never dally with effect but ever go back to the cause, which when correct, results in a disappearance of the effect" - A.T. Still
What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy was founded in 1874 in Kirksville, Missouri by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Manual osteopaths have an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology that they use to emphasize the interrelationships between structure and function of the body.
Osteopathy is based around four important principles:
1. The body is a whole
2. The body is self-healing and self-regulating
3. Structure and function are interrelated
4. Treatments is based around the above three principles
Based on those 4 principles, osteopathy works to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses, and circulation of body fluids to help restore the health of the individual.
What is Classical Manual Osteopathy?
Osteopathic Manual Therapy follows the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and maintenance of disease. The role of the osteopathic manual practitioner is to encourage the body's natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate by removing any and all obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body's tissues.
Using a principles-based approach, manual osteopathic treatment is not restricted to one area but treats the body as a whole and each treatment is unique to the individual patient.
What can be treated and who can benefit from Osteopathic Treatment?
Due to the gentle nature of the treatment, manual osteopathy can benefit people of all ages!
Back, neck and joint pain
Muscle Tension and strain
Headaches and Migraines
Sinus Problems and Congestion
Work and Sports related injuries
Edema, swelling, poor circulation and inflammation
IBS symptoms, constipation, and diarrhea