Osteopathy embraces the philosophy that the body has an innate, natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
Osteopathic assessment and treatment focuses on the interconnectivity of all parts of the body - the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, fluids, connective tissue and internal organs.
Over time, the human body gradually loses its ability to efficiently self-regulate and self-heal. Some of this loss may be due to the aging process, trauma, accident, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth, repetitive activity, the prolonged influence of gravity on posture, or the cumulative effects of mental, emotional, and physical stresses.
These impediments may develop into structural or non-structural blockages. Structural blockages include twists, curves, or pulls within the body, resulting in the misalignment of specific bones, organs, or tissues. Non-structural impediments may include emotional patterns that are responsible for maintaining the body in certain adaptations of defense, such as a predisposition to holding the breath. These adaptations are often responses to stressful incidents of the past or present, or they may have a repetitive nature, such as repeatedly raising the shoulders in response to stressful situations.
The Osteopathic Manual Practitioner takes a holistic approach in the assessment of any presented condition. Although treatment plans may be directed toward specific areas, the effects of that treatment are often felt throughout the entire body.
Clients can expect an Osteopathic assessment to include a comprehensive assessment of the position, mobility and quality of certain tissues, fluids and rhythms of the body. A treatment plan is customized to help the body regain its individual, optimal ability to naturally regulate and self-heal.
Osteopathy is safe and effective for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
Some of the many conditions Osteopathy can treat include:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Digestive issues
- Babies suffering from colic or sleep issues
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Pelvis, hip and joint issues
- Tendonitis and inflammatory conditions