Osteopathy is a client-centred discipline that is based on understanding the relationship between structure and function in order to enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal. It relies on skilled manual therapeutic techniques to assess and treat the client, guiding the natural self-healing properties of the human body.
This is achieved through a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of different body systems, such as the musculoskeletal, nervous, and circulatory systems. Osteopaths use a variety of specialized techniques, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and stretching, to identify and address the root cause of a patient's pain or discomfort.
By releasing tension and blockages, improving blood and nerve flow, and restoring proper alignment, osteopathy can facilitate the body's self-healing mechanisms, promoting long-term health and well-being.