Osteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment. A breakdown in the body’s normal working patterns can place unnecessary stress, strain and pain, on the body. Osteopathy is unique in the way that it recognises that much of the pain and disability, which we suffer, stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure, as well as damage caused to it by disease. It also examines the structure and functional integrity of the body and how the parts of the body interact together. Osteopathy is a system of health care, which recognises that the self-healing, self-regulating ability of the body is dependent upon a number of factors. Its main strength lies in the unique way that patients are assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint. It places special emphasis on the importance of body mechanics, and uses manipulative techniques to detect and correct faulty structure and function. It utilises generally accepted methods of dianosis as well as certain specialised ones developed to facilitate accurate structural assessment.
Osteopathy doesn’t just tackle the symptoms, but looks to find the root cause of the problem.