Osteopathy is a field of manual medicine that deals with pain and injuries via a holistic philosophy. An osteopath works by the principle that your body’s structural integrity affects how it functions and vice versa. Osteopaths examine more than just the site of pain or discomfort, they also assess surrounding and related body parts, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. The benefit of this approach can be seen in the following example: A runner suffering from knee pain. An Osteopath will analyse the foot, knee, hip and low back for causes of the pain and also assess various other parts of the body see if ‘favouring’ the good leg has led to problems elsewhere. Therefore, every Osteopathic treatment is essentially a whole body tune-up – something that can be utilised to fix you when you’re broken or even just for maintenance.
Osteopaths treat many ailments including, but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headache and migraine
- Joint and muscular pain
- Disc bulges
- Chronic pain
- Digestive problems and constipation
- Period pain
- Pain during pregnancy
- Treatment of infants and children.