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.

CLASSICAL OSTEOPATHY

Principles Based Osteopathy is based off of fundamental truths that serves as the foundation. Understanding the anatomy and physiology and how they work together gives us the ability to comprehend the problem and the road map to fix it. 

Classically trained osteopathic manual practitioners are trained to look at the body as a dynamic unit of function in which every bone, muscle, nerve, vessel and organ are interrelated. This allows them to see patterns that aren't transparent when just looking at the systems individually. 

By looking critically at the human body this way, every treatment is tailored to the patient's specific needs. This means the practitioner does not need to memorize techniques, but in turn truly understands the functional anatomy.  

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