Osteopathy is a manual therapy that promotes health and healing in your body. Osteopathy centres on the principle that the structure of the body (bones, joints, muscles, and fascia) form the environment for the systems of the body (cardiovascular system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, etc.) to function optimally.

Osteopathy sees the blood of the body as medicine because it contains oxygen and nutrients essential for healing. The osteopathic manual practitioner ensures that the blood can flow to where it needs to go as a mechanism for healing. Past injuries, physical conditions, postural patterns (and compensations to these things) interfere with the movement of various vital fluids and are the focus of the treatments. Nerves also pass through the structures of the body to communicate and coordinate our movements. The aim of osteopathy is to have the structures of the body aligned and moving well.

Osteopathic practitioners are not treating an injury, disease or condition in isolation on its own. Rather, they encourage the overall health of the body to enhance the body’s self-healing and self-regulating abilities, which will in turn help to resolve symptoms. During treatment, your osteopathic manual practitioner will move your body in specific ways, assessing and releasing restrictions to restore alignment.

FAQs about Osteopathy Services

How Does Osteopathy Differ From Other Therapies?

Osteopathy sets itself apart with its holistic approach, focusing on the interconnection between the body’s structure and its systems, and promoting natural healing rather than treating isolated symptoms.

What Techniques Are Used in Osteopathy?

Our practice includes techniques tailored to the individual’s needs to restore balance and function.

  • Manual adjustments
  • Myofascial release
  • Mobilization of the joints and soft tissues

What Should I Expect During My First Osteopathy Session?

Your first osteopathy session involves a thorough assessment of your health history and physical condition, followed by gentle manual treatments designed to address your specific health concerns.

Is Osteopathy Painful?

Most osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. Some techniques may involve deeper pressure or manipulation, which might cause temporary discomfort. However, osteopathic practitioners are trained to work within your comfort level.

Can Osteopathy Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, osteopathy can be an effective part of a multidisciplinary approach to health care. It complements other treatments such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy, providing a comprehensive approach to managing your health.

How Many Osteopathy Sessions Will I Need?

The number of sessions required varies depending on your individual condition and goals. After an initial assessment, your osteopathic manual practitioner will discuss a tailored treatment plan that will address your specific goals. The expected number of sessions depends on various individual factors, as well as the length of time the condition or symptoms have been present.

If you would like to know more about osteopathy and if it’s the right fit for you, book a free initial consult to discuss the approach with one of our osteopathic manual practitioners.