Manual Osteopathic Therapy is considered a manual medicine and was founded in 1874 by Dr. A.T. Still, an American physician in the United States, who believed in the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, be self-regulating, and that structure and function are reciprocally related. Over time the body can lose its ability to heal due to imbalances or blockage, such as injury, strain, emotional stress, poor posture, aging, childbirth, surgery, trauma and illness.
The focus of Manual Osteopathy is to treat the restrictions and causes that the body experiences and not just the symptoms. Treatment consists of gentle, non-invasive techniques to the bones, soft tissues including ligaments, tendons and fascias, along with cranial and visceral manipulation. The goal of treatment is to provide relief of pain, resolve tensions and restrictions, maintain and improve current health status, all contributing to help restore health and vitality.
Osteopathy can help with the following:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Muscle tension & Stiffness
- Neck and Back Pain
- Sports injury
- Repetitive Strain Injury- Tendonitis, Bursitis & Workplace Injury
- Poor Posture Imbalance
- TMJ issues
- Digestive issues including constipation.
- Shoulder and Hip Pain
- Menstrual Pain
- And more
- Osteopathy feels like a “stretching massage”. The client wears loose and comfortable clothing.