What is Osteopathy?

image4Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy specific in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopaths differ in their approach to musculoskeletal care by diagnosing and treating the whole body and not just the symptomatic area. For example, your recurrent neck problem may be influenced by a rotation through your pelvis that resulted from an old injury. Without recognizing this and treating both areas your problem may persist.

Treatment aims to encourage and increase joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, reduce swelling and improve general well being. It enables restoration of mechanical body balance which is important for healing and the prevention of further injuries and pain.

Osteopathic treatments are adapted to the individual. The comfort of all patients, including babies, pregnant ladies and the elderly is of utmost importance. We also have a body cushion to enable pregnant ladies to lie on their stomach comfortably during treatments.