Healthpoint Clinic - Osteopathy
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that is designed to restore and support an individual’s optimal function. It was developed in the late 19th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American Physician.
The first principle of Osteopathy is that the body is a single, whole unit of function. If, for example, an area of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body will naturally compensate and adapt. This compensation can result in altered function, pain, inflammation and stiffness. The Osteopath will assess the whole body in order to ascertain functioning patterns and the source of dysfunction.
How do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat the whole person, not simply the areas that are causing symptoms or negative side effects. An osteopath has a wide range of tools which are used to treat illnesses and conditions, these include fascial release techniques, joint manipulation or mobilisation, muscle energy techniques or stretching. The Osteopaths at Healthpoint Clinic have a specific interest in gentle, non-manipulative techniques, which are effective and suitable for people of all ages.
Osteopathy & Children
Osteopathy is widely recognised for its benefit for aches and pains in the musculoskeletal structures of the body. However, it is less well known that it can help manage a variety of different symptoms and issues with infants and children.
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