Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.
When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well-tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living. However, sometimes things can go wrong and need treatment to put them right. Osteopathy is a 'hands on' manual therapy and one of the oldest approaches to the treatment of injuries.
Treatment can improve many parts of the body by restoring normal movement in areas that have become dysfunctional. This allows the tissues to nourish, replenish and repair themselves more naturally.
Osteopathy is a complete medical practice system, based on the principle that health depends on the maintenance of the relationships between various parts of the body.
With their hands, osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function. They then facilitate the body's ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching, mobilising and manipulative techniques. With added exercises and health advice, osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life. If required, the osteopath may recommend x-rays or further investigations.