Osteopathy’s main focus is on maintaining the health of the musculoskeletal system. The osteopathic principle is to take a holistic approach to the treatment of a patient’s condition. But osteopathy can also be used as a preventive treatment. I can spot postural issues before they become problems, and can advise you on exercises and diets to ensure you keep in good health.
The musculoskeletal system is a key element in maintaining health. This system makes up two-thirds of the body’s mass. It impacts and reflects the condition of all other systems in the body. Osteopathic theory involves the concept that structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are inter-related. If the structure of a joint is distorted in any way, this will affect the normal mechanics of the joint resulting in dysfunction, which patients often feel as pain and stiffness.
The body has a natural ability to self-regulate and self-repair. I can advise you on nutrition and fitness to sustain healthy body systems. Osteopathy uses no drugs. Joint mobilising techniques and manipulations are designed to improve the mobility and range of movement of a joint.