What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach and concentrates on the body as whole. Treatments are centred on the principle that to achieve general wellbeing, all the bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in our bodies must work harmoniously together.
Manual osteopathy could be described in simple, lay terms as “holistic manual medicine”. Manual osteopathy is a system of health care that focuses on osteopathic diagnosis and treatment of the physical body’s structure in order to optimise physiological functioning. Manual palpation and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) are used in conjunction with biomechanical, orthopaedic and neurological clinical assessment.
What does Osteopathy treat?
- Back and neck pain, sciatica
- Head ache
- Sport injury
- Postural Strain
- TMJ or Jaw pain
Rates & Packages
Initial Assessment $150
Treatment (1 hour) $120
Treatment (30 minutes) $75
How do they treat?
Here are some of the treatments that your Manual Osteopath could use to treat pain and discomfort.
Mobilization: Mobilizations are low-velocity techniques that can be performed in various parts of the body. Generally considered to be safer than manipulation
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form af a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition, and lengthen the muscle.
Visceral osteopathy is concentrated on the body’s organs and central cavities and involves the Osteopath gradually manipulating the viscera and connective tissue surrounding internal organs to increase pliability and improve general movement.
Our Manual Osteopath
- The body is a unit.
- Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.
- The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms.
- The body has the inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.
- When the normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self maintenance, disease may ensue.
- The movement of body fluids is essential to the maintenance of health.
- The nerves play a crucial part in controlling the fluids of the body.
- There are somatic components to disease that are not only manifestations of disease, but also are factors that contribute to maintenance of the disease state.