An Osteopath utilizes a form of drug-free non-invasive manual therapy that focuses on total Healthy Body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the Healthy Body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
This therapy is a unique holistic (whole Healthy Body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the Healthy Body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Osteopaths treat more than you think. Many patients present with complaints of aches in the head, back, neck, and heel/ foot pain; sciatica; shin splints; tennis elbow and repetitive strain injury. Other patients suffer from asthma; arthritis; digestive problems; carpal tunnel syndrome; whiplash and postural problems. Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing a sport.