What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a whole body system of healthcare. As a complement to orthodox medicine, osteopathy defines its subject as the whole person. It takes into account not only the physical symptoms but also the patient’s lifestyle, attitudes and overall health.
The osteopath seeks to restore a balance within the structural integrity of the body (muscle, joints, connective tissue etc). Treatment focuses not only on the local area of pain but also the whole body in relation to it. This helps to reduce patient symptoms as well as encouraging other body systems to function efficiently such as the respiratory, neurological and digestive systems.
It is mutually beneficial to maintain communication throughout the treatment as it saves time, worry and misunderstanding.