What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of drug-free, non-invasive, manual medicine. It focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. This includes the joints, muscles, ligaments and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, helping to restore it to a more realigned posture, so healing can occur.
This therapy is a holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still established the practice of osteopathy in the late 1800s in the United States of America, with the aim of using manual ‘hands on’ techniques, and it has grown since then. Now medically trained, osteopaths can fully assess you, diagnose and treat you accordingly.
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