Established in health care since the late 1800s, manual osteopathy is founded on a set of fundamental principles which state that structure and function are interrelated and that the body possesses self regulatory mechanisms with the inherent capacity to defend, repair remodel itself. It looks at the body as a whole rather than individual parts. All systems need to be balanced and mobile to support health, wellness and pain free living.
The systems include the bones and joints, muscle and fascia, cranium and spinal canal, and viscera. Techniques used are all manual hands on, gentle and typically pain free, usually very relaxing overall.
There are very few ailments that manual osteopathic work cannot assist with; from toes to the top of the head, down to the fingertips and everything in between.
Adjustments of the spine, hips and other joints.
Mobilizing the organs for improved gut function. Cranial osteopathy for helping with headaches, neck tension, etc
Muscle and fascial manipulation to reduce strain