The central aim of osteopathy – is to get your body back into balance and remove barriers to good health manually. While many techniques are used to to this the treatment itself is based on 4 principles which are the essence of osteopathy:
The body is a unit, and the person represents a combination of body, mind and spirit.
The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
Rational treatment is based on an understanding of these principles: body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.
An osteopath treats every patient as a unique being and focuses on treating the whole patient, rather than just the disease.
Fine-tuned touch is the only tool osteopaths use to diagnose and treat the patient and a treatment consists of correcting problems in the body’s structure and aligning the musculoskeletal system through the use of manual techniques like: cranio-sacral therapy, fascia therapy, abdominal therapy and spinal alignments.
The objective of an osteopathy treatment is:
Increasing the mobility of joints
Relieving muscle tension
Enhancing the blood supply to tissues
Helping the body to heal
Reduce pain and discomfort
Conditions for which you can consult me as an osteopath:
Back pain, lumbago, stiff neck, blocked sciatic nerve
Injured muscles or ligaments due to a fall or false movement