What is Osteopathy?

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Osteopathy is holistic manual medicine. Osteopathy treats the cause of the problem, which resolves symptoms. Osteopaths:

  • Determine the underlying factors causing the problem
  • Assess and treat the physical health of the patient
  • Provide adjustive treatment not time based service
John Wernham treating a patient.
John Wernham treating a patient.

Osteopathy is an established recognized system of health care, which relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing. Osteopathic treatment is viewed as a facilitative influence to encourage this self-regulatory process. 
Pain and disability experienced by patients are viewed as resulting from a reciprocal relationship between the musculoskeletal and visceral components of a disease or strain.