What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic medicine is the complete acknowledgement, diagnosis and treatment of the body’s complex systems which can be divided into biochemical, mechanical and psychological components. The unison in which these 3 elements work together and the tools that osteopaths use to balance them is what makes osteopathy unique to physiotherapy and chiropractic care, the likes of whom I greatly respect. I’m excited to share my passion for physical medicine with people, and to continue contributing to helping people all over the world.
Osteopaths apply a variety of techniques including adjustments (clicking or cracking of joints) where necessary, and provide physical advice taken from their in depth knowledge on exercise physiology. This includes postural assessments and advice. Due to the emphasis on movement, structure and posture – athletes, dancers, artists and musicians ┬ábenefit from osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths should provide nutritional and naturopathic prescriptions where necessary. Psychological aspects of disease should always be assessed, addressed and kept in mind.