OSTEOPATHY IS BENEFICIAL AT ANY STAGE OF LIFE
Manual osteopathic care is sought out to help manage through the body's changes. These changes may include, but are not limited to acute/chronic discomfort pain, muscular tension and spasms, pregnancy/postpartum, postural imbalances, circulatory issues, sports injuries, headaches/migraines. Although we understand the patient's chief complaints, each treatment is responsive to the patients' presenting structural alignment, not to a preconceived treatment plan.
First introduced by founder Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in 1874, osteopathy is a science, a philosophy, and a practice. Classical (or Stillian) osteopathy places emphasis on the principle that the body is an integrated unit of function that is self-healing & self-regulating. Sometimes those abilities can become impaired or impeded by disease or structural imbalance and osteopathy works to restore those abilities within the body.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine works through the understanding of the structure and function relationship that exists between the anatomy and physiology of the human body. A skilled practitioner of osteopathy will always listen to what the body is telling them first and then respond according to how the body demands.
Osteopathy may be used for a variety of reasons including preventive care, maintenance, alleviating aches & pains, recovering from an injury or accident, or freeing up restrictions within the body.