Osteopathy is a complete system of medical care. The philosophy
is to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. It emphasizes
the interrelationships of structure and function, and the appreciation
of the body's ability to heal itself.
Osteopathy is a medical discipline based on manual diagnosis
and treatment of impaired movement within the human body. Impaired
movement between different tissues of the body result in impaired
functioning of the body, thus causing illness.
Osteopathy is a combination of three things: science,
art and technique, much the same way as man
is a combination of mind, body and spirit.
It’s science lies in an in-depth knowledge of the human body,
derived from basic medical subjects such as anatomy, physiology,
neurology, pathology etc. This knowledge allows us to practise
osteopathy safely and to know when a patient should be referred
to medical practitioners.
The art of osteopathy lies in understanding the patient one
is dealing with. Understanding how to approach him/her in a
manner that will restore balance to the body and therefore allow
the body to reclaim a healthier state.
Techniques are the body of Osteopathy. They allow medical science
and the artful approach towards a patient to be channelled into
a manual treatment that removes the obstacles that impede normal
Osteopaths use their hands to treat patients, and are expert
in a wide variety of tried and tested manual techniques. It’s
effective for a wide range of conditions including:
Lower and upper back pain
Headaches (stress, tension, posture)
Problems arising in of after pregnancy
Rehabilitation after surgery
'Your treatment may also be complimented with home exercise
and advice on work posture, diet and lifestyle.'
‘'It is a safe, natural, non-invasive and painless process
that encourages the body's self-healing and self-regulating