Osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective manual therapy that works with the understanding that the structure of the body will govern its function. The aim is to restore balance to the body which in turn will produce optimal function, health, and wellbeing. Osteopathy is a truly holistic approach to the body.
What is the difference between Physio and Osteo?
The main difference between the two is that osteopaths treat with their hands, and physiotherapists tend to treat using exercise and modalities. Osteopaths consider that all the parts of the body are intrinsically linked and the body has its own healing
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Common conditions treated by Osteopathy:
Common conditions treated with osteopathy include:
Neck and back pain.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
What can I expect at my Osteo appointment?
A full body assessment is included with each treatment and all systems of the body are observed and taken into consideration. The assessment continues throughout each treatment and is why most treatments require the patient to wear comfortable clothing as they may be required to move into different positions or on/off the table. The global assessment aims to make many interconnections in the body to allow the treatment to be as effective as possible.
What's the difference between Massage Therapy and Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is similar to massage therapy, but has a wider scope and a goal of whole-body healing. It includes specific techniques such as cranial-sacral work, fascial work, and visceral manipulation.
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