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WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

Updated: Mar 30

Osteopathy is an evidence based form of functional therapy. The core principal is based upon the bodies ability to restore balance, health and general wellbeing. Osteopaths rely on patient information/medical documents for consultation along with further assessments, to form a working diagnosis.

The practice of Osteopathy began in the United States in 1874, and was founded by D.O. Andrew Taylor Still, a physician and surgeon. Still believed by diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal system, treating variety of diseases, it would spare patients of the negative side effects of drugs.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Osteopathic treatment is fit for all ages. Treatments are personable, and catered to the clients needs as well as underling health conditions. Treatments for young (under age 16), are always treated with a trusted parent/ guardian present. Patients requiring emotional, physical support are always welcome, a trusted chaperone is advisable.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Osteopathic care can benefit anyone with muscle and joint pain, or anyone searching to improve their posture.Other benefits include:-
- Encouraging the joints range of motion
-Reduces pain & stiffness in muscles and joints
-Relaxes sympathetic nervous system which relieves stress
- improves circulation, energy and alertness
- Activates the parasympathetic chain
- Helps to adapt to hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy
-Helps to reduce scar and adhesive tissue resulting from accidents or trauma.
- Encourages lymphatic drainage, blood flow and promotes nutritional intake to bones and joints.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

People who seek osteopathic care should expect the osteopath to give a clear explanation of what they found, and to discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for them. This may include some lifestyle changes, self help measures to assist recovery and to prevent reoccurrence or worsening of the symptoms.


WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHS HELP WITH?

—Back pain/ Sciatica - Spinal disc injuries -Dizziness/fibromyalgia - Shoulder/ neck pain - Arthritic pain - Tendon pain & RSI - hip/ leg /ankle/foot pain - Jaw pain - postural changes in pregnancy


They can also help you with symptoms:

- Headache- Arthritic pain- Postural problems- Anxiety management - Generalised aches/pain - Breathing mechanics- Helps with symptoms of Unspecific Chest pain - Chronic flu/colds- Postpartum care- Pregnancy related back pain and neck pain- Muscle and joint conditions - tinnitus

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