What is Osteopathy?
Manual Osteopaths consider the whole body to be interconnected (holistic). Following a detailed assessment, an osteopath will treat the root cause of your pain by applying osteopathic techniques to regain proper function. The ultimate goal is to get your body back into alignment and ensure you are functioning at the highest level possible. Along with the manual therapy session, manual osteopaths look at your entire way of living and lifestyle to help you find possible external causes for your pain and give advice for longterm term relief.
Manual osteopaths use a variety of manual therapy (hands-on) techniques including joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques (contract-relax stretching), soft tissue therapy and visceral therapy to treat the body as a whole. Due to myofascial restrictions throughout the body, visceral mobilization is used to help free up movement in other adjacent areas of the body. After a manual therapy session, your osteopath will provide you with education on how to change and improve external factors in your life, as well as teach you specific exercises and movements to help compliment your treatment.
Is Osteopathy right for me?
Osteopaths treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to the following:
- low back pain
- neck pain
- jaw dysfunction
- hip pain
- athletic/ sports recovery breathing discomfort decreased or poor circulation
- muscle spasms
- pelvic dysfunction (especially after childbirth)
- and simply as a wellness treatment for men, women. old, young. office worker, athlete
Everyone can benefit from the treatments of an osteopath!
To book your appointment with our Osteopath, give us a call at 780.455.5068.