What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic approach to the muscular and skeletal systems. The philosophy of Osteopathy is that the body is an interconnected unit that has its own self-regulating mechanisms, so that the structure of the body is directly related to its function.
The purpose of Osteopathy is to provide a rational treatment plan to improve the structure of the body, in order for the other body systems to function at their best.
What Happens During A Treatment?
A thorough examination of the body is conducted in order to diagnose the true cause of the injury not just the presenting symptoms. As your body is a unit, any joint or muscle injury must be treated within the context of the rest of the musculoskeletal system.
Manual techniques are used to encourage the body to heal itself. These include soft tissue massage, stretching, joint articulation, manipulation and muscle energy technique.
What Happens Next?
The treatment plan also extends beyond the clinic and involves diet, work and lifestyle advise, stretches and strengthening exercises for rehabilitation and prevention of further injury. We encourage you to take responsibility for your own long term health and well being by identifying lifestyle and environmental factors that may be contributing to your particular condition.
Osteopaths are government registered primary healthcare practitioners. You don’t need a GP referral, and on the spot health insurance claims are available through HICAPS.
For more information about whether an osteopathic treatment is right for you or to ask a question, just give us a call or send us through an email