Osteopathy is a manual practice that aims to restore the body's ability to heal, self-regulate and maintain function and integrity biomechanically and physiologically. The philosophy behind the practice is to treat the individual as a whole, looking not just at the symptoms or specific area but rather ensure the whole body and person are offered an opportunity to align and function optimally. When the body is structurally aligned, the body moves well and the systems function appropriately, allowing for disease and illness prevention and a vibrant life. Osteopaths are trained to identify and correct imbalances, allowing for healthy expression of movement and whole body system functionality!
Osteopathic practitioners listen to the story of the client, reviewing the history of health and experiences, providing a thorough assessment of the individuals biomechanics and structures and developing a treatment plan based on desired outcomes. A variety of techniques including soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, cranial and visceral manipulation are used to help each person reach their goals. Each treatment plan is unique to the individual and involves both hands-on treatment and home care recommendations that will together optimize positive outcomes.