Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and manual therapy. It recognises the important link between body structure and function. Osteopathy is a drug free form of manual healthcare with a focus on the skeletal system and how it functions in conjunction with muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and internal organs as a holistic unit.
Using evaluation and diagnosis, osteopaths can identify types of dysfunction within the body and then implement a wide range of treatment techniques. These may include stretching, and massaging of soft tissue, and mobilisation of specific joints and tissue.
People go to osteopaths because they provide:
- A 5-year university double degree in Osteopathic Medicine
- Palpation skills to locate, identify and diagnose
- A wide range of manual skills
- Long appointment sessions
- Low force techniques