Bringing your body back to its Natural State & Alignment
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy, performed using highly skilled evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of dysfunctions and conditions that can plague your body. Osteopaths address the structure of your body and how it functions, allowing us to address your body as a whole. It is a type of alternative medicine that has been increasingly gaining popularity. Various treatment techniques are used which are dependent not only on the condition presented, but also on the patient being treated. These techniques can include:
Stretching via muscle energy techniques, passive and functional stretching,
Manipulation via mobilization, HVLA and functional range of motion
Rehabilitation via strengthening and conditioning
What is the History of OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy was created by Andrew Taylor Still in 1870. He was a physician who desired to deepen his understanding of human anatomy in new and different ways.
Still, a pioneer of his time, believed that the human body was to be treated as a whole, not as individual parts. He took into account his patients' lifestyles, sleep, and diet before treating them. He believed in the inherent natural cycles of the body and that nurturing and supporting one's function created changes on multiple levels.
His mantra "find it, fix it, leave it alone” was used on thousands of his patients.
Who can it help?
Over our combined years, we have seen newborn babies all the way up to treating a gentleman of 102 years of age. Hence all age groups can benefit. As Osteopaths we primarily focus on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, however we may also help with the recovery and prevention of:
Headaches & migraines
Strength & conditioning
Joints & flexibility
Chronic pain, such as arthritis
Repetitive strain injury
Bursitis and tendonitis
General health & maintenance