“We look at the body in health as meaning perfection and harmony, not in one part, but in the whole.”
– A. T. Still MD, DO (Founder of Osteopathy)
Osteopathy is a clinical health science and regulated form of primary health care.
Centred on a whole of body approach, Osteopathy stresses the importance of the neuro-musculoskeletal system in a person’s health and wellbeing. Osteopaths recognise that there is an important relationship between the structure of the body and how it functions as a cohesive unit.
Rather than treating your symptoms in isolation, osteopaths look at the bigger picture and aim to understand your condition in the context of your whole body and the way you live your life. Why are you in pain or suffering discomfort? What is causing your pain or discomfort to present in this way? How can you prevent it from reoccurring?
Ultimately osteopathic treatment aims to help restore balance to the various components of your body, supporting its self healing capacity, so that it can function at its best.