What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Dr. Still viewed the human body as having the ability to heal itself while functioning properly. Osteopathy is a manual therapy that is drug free and non invasive. A manual osteopathic practitioner will work on your Joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, your spine, cranium, fascia, and your lymphatic and circulatory system. Osteopathy looks at the body as a whole unit. Therefore, any problems arising on any part of the body internally or externally can have an effect throughout the whole body. Manual Osteopathic Practitioners use techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilization, Soft Tissue Therapy, Visceral Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy. These techniques can help with issues such as but not limited to:
Spinal problems (i.e. Scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis)
Neck and back pain
Hip, Knee, Ankle pain