Osteopathy is a drug-free, natural and highly effective system of healthcare with an established and recognised approach to diagnosis and treatment. It is a hands-on therapy used to detect and treat damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints, enabling the body to function effectively and without pain.
Osteopaths work with their hands in order to relieve soft tissue strains, muscle spasms, general imbalances and tension within the whole body. The circulatory system is of utmost importance for Osteopaths and focusing on fluid dynamics and drainage mechanisms is essential as this improves the whole health of the body.
Treatment may involve hands-on manipulation of joints, bones, ligaments, connective tissue, muscle and tendons, cranial osteopathy and acupuncture. It may also include nutritional advice, remedial exercises and relaxation techniques.
Osteopathy tries to look at the cause of the injury and not just at the immediate symptoms which is one reason why it is so effective at resolving long term/chronic aches and pains which keep reoccurring as well as more immediate/acute strains.
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