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Osteopaths use their hands to manipulate and change the mobility and function of your bodies’ tissues to help ease your symptoms.
We seek to identify the causes and adaptions of your pain and then directly work to support your bodies’ healing process. Part of this is working with the bodies nervous system, in effect altering how the body responds to pain and loss of function.
For example, a recent client commenced treatment for his shin pain that turned out to be a loss of mobility in his ankle. Then the pain moved into his hamstring that came from his Glutei being under-active or inhibited. He cracked on with his bum strengthening and the pain in his hamstring eased as his Glutei took control of hip extension and lower back stabilization.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a university lead degree profession that uses hands-on treatment that focuses on total body function by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes:
- Connective tissues
- The spine.
The aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, fascial, muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopathy considers the wider impact context of the patient including their medical history, medication interactions, diet, occupational and hobby stressors.
Osteopathy seeks to support our bodies’ in self-healing by improving how our structure works.
What Happens on the Initial Visit?
A full medical case history will be taken followed by an examination during which you may be asked to perform a few movements.
Some clothing may be requested to be removed so that the area can be examined and treated. Based on the findings of your case history you will be asked to perform active movements, for instance, you might be asked to bend your knee or hip.