Osteopathy – A system of therapy founded in the 19th century based on the concept that the body can formulate its own remidies against diseases when the body is in a normal structural relationship, has a normal environment and enjoys good nutrition.
Osteopathy shares many of the same goals as traditional medicine, but places greater emphasis on the relationship between the organs and the musculoskeletal system as well as on treating the whole individual rather than just the disease.
To put it simply, think of your body as a car. If you mistreat your car, rust can form, tires become flat, the battery can die and so forth. It is the same with your body, muscles can grow tight, joints become stiff, energy levels fall, etc. To right all the wrongs, just as you would take your car to a mechanic, you would take your body to an Osteopath.
What conditions can Osteopathy treat?
Osteopaths tend to treat the WHOLE person and not just the condition. Many conditions can be treated, the following being a few;
Ten Reasons as to Why You Should Visit an Osteopath
- You are fed up of experiencing a dull low back ache
- If you regularly feel stiff and achy when you get out of the car
- You have sciatic (leg pain) and it will not disappear
- You experience regular headaches
- If your neck is regularly stiff and achy when at your desk
- All your symptoms go away when you are on holiday
- Your back and shoulders ache after a few hours at your desk
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Everything aches
- All of the above!
What age range is suitable for Osteopathic treatment?
Osteopathic treatment is suitable for everyone, from newborn babies to the very elderly. In addition, much like specialist Doctors, you also have Osteopaths that specialise in specific areas as well.