Osteopathy is an internationally recognized and well-established form of manual medicine where the hands are used as tools in diagnosis and treatment. Common areas are lower back problem, ischias, Headache and knee pain. An Osteopath works to improve the body’s functioning using soft manual techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. Osteopaths are often referred to as bone doctors, when in fact we focus on much more than just bones.
With gentle manipulation and adjustments, tense muscles are softened and any bodily misalignment corrected. With correct alignment blood flows better throughout the body, reducing the likelihood of repeat muscular injuries and also speeds recovery. Correct alignment also allows the nervous system to work most efficiently, and for optimal movement throughout the skeletal system, muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue.
Osteopaths are trained to help people with both acute and long-term problems. Most common areas are lower back problem, ischias and neck pain. Acute problems can arise for example, following a sports injury or pain after a heavy lift. Longterm problems and pain may have been caused by a prolonged overload, e.g. repetitive work-related movements. An Osteopath can also advise you on exercise, stretching and other methods that can help you to better health.