What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a drugless therapy administered by Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OMT’s). OMT’s believe that when the body’s physical structure is in balance it is capable of using its own internal pharmacy for natural healing. OMT’s work to bring back the balance of the physical structure to allow the body’s internal physiology to self-heal and regulate.
How can Osteopathy help you?
OMT’s use their understanding of the connections between anatomy and physiology to assess and treat the cause of disease / dysfunction. Osteopathic Manual Therapy treatments involve gentle manipulations of the body to restore balance to the anatomy.
Many patients report that after an Osteopathic treatment they experience better sleep, better digestive function, better mobility, and simply feeling good.
Commonly treated issues are: back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, whiplash, posture dysfunction, frozen shoulder, arthritis, asthma, acute or chronic injuries, and overuse injuries.
How is Osteopathy different?
Where many health care professionals define and treat pain / disease symptoms without considering the body as a whole, Osteopathic Manual Therapists see the body as an integrated unit. Using their understanding of the interrelationship between anatomy and physiology they diagnose to determine the root cause of pain / disease and treat that cause as well as its resulting compensations. This approach creates long term benefits as well as provides short term relief.