What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that deals with the structural integrity of the body, seeking to overcome the wide range of disease, disabilities and discomfort which result from disturbances in the body’s framework.
In 1993 Osteopathy became the first complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition. It is both a holistic and medical form of complementary therapy that recognises the inter-relatedness of all the body’s tissues. With an awareness of the whole body, an osteopathic treatment aims to restore a natural balance by improving the efficiency of muscles, nerves, joints, and indirectly, viscera.
The body’s cardiovascular, respiratory and lymphatic circulation is improved and the body’s immune system revitalised. Osteopathy aims not only to eliminate painful symptoms but also to address causal, predisposing and maintaining factors such as postural imbalance, previous injuries and lifestyle issues.
See Cranial Osteopathy for more details