What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy based on the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It focuses on the relationship between structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) in order to support and enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal. Osteopaths are able to address the root cause of the patient’s discomfort with the understanding that the human body is an interrelated system of bones, muscles, nerves, connective tissue/fascia, blood vessels, organs, lymphatic, and fluids. Osteopathic treatments help to re-establish optimal motion and function of each body structure while helping the body auto-regulate.
Osteopathy is a precise and gentle approach for all ages (newborn to elderly) that treats a large spectrum of disorders, from acute to chronic. It is an excellent preventive medicine.
Who can benefit from Osteopathy?
Osteopathic manual therapy can be used for all ages: newborns through to the elderly. It is an excellent preventive practice and can be used for a variety of issues, including but not limited to:
-Acute or chronic pain
-Headaches, migraines, vertigo, concussions, etc
-Optimize athletic performance
-Pre- and post-surgery
-Trauma: physical, emotional, mental
-Help care for women through pregnancy and postpartum
-Newborns and babies: premature, feeding/latching, plagiocephaly, colic, gas, complicated pregnancy or labour, general check-up to promote healthy growth and development, difficulty with certain developmental milestones, post-injury, etc.
-Children and teens: all of the above