Osteopathy is a patient-centered
approach to health.

  • Fast facts about osteopathy

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    • Osteopathy is a safe, effective and holistic complementary therapy that aims to restore balance in the body. 
     
    • Osteopathic treatment is proven to positively affect the respiratory, nervous, lymphatic, and circulatory systems. It is also commonly used as a preventative treatment to reduce the risk of injury and pain. Treatment can also assist with sleep cycles.
    • The basic philosophy of Osteopathy is to obtain body unison to provide optimal health and movement.
Julia Dahlberg

What can an osteopath treat?​

The answer is: pretty much almost everything. Osteopathic medicine is what is known as a “holistic” treatment in the medical literature.
 
This means it not only considers the physical aspects of the body but also the mental and social factors that may be contributing to a particular health problem as well.
 

Common issues Osteopathy can help with:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Stress
  • Digestives issues
  • Postural problems
  • Insomnia
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Etc.

 

Benefits of osteopathic treatment

 

Osteopathy is unique to all treatments due to the pure hands-on and non-invasive approach.  Osteopaths believe that a problem with one system or part of the body affects the entirety of the body and its ability to heal itself.

Commonly, a complication in the body can result from an alternative body part not functioning as freely as it should, causing more load and strain on other joints, muscles and the spine. To add to the issue, a restricted or injured body part causes the body to adapt and compensate, leading to inflammation, stiffness and pain all over.

The purpose of osteopathic treatment is to reduce pain and prevent future discomfort by using osteopathic approach to restore symmetry in the body.  As a result, the benefits of osteopathy are often felt not only throughout the musculoskeletal system of the body but mentally as well.