Osteopathy is a therapeutic treatment method based on a whole body approach. This whole body approach focuses on using hands-on manual therapy techniques that aim to regulate and balance the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, while strengthening the musculoskeletal system. The treatment objectives are to provide overall body health and well-being, by improving motion, correcting altered biomechanics and balancing systemic function.
Osteopathic philosophy as an approach to treatment is based on 4 principles (Ontario Association of Osteopaths) ;
Following a thorough evaluation and medical questionnaire, an Osteopath will develop a treatment plan based on the results of the evaluation. A treatment will consists of a variety of gentle hands-on techniques. Osteopaths develop a high sense of touch that allows them to recognize and identify problem areas. Using soft-tissue stretching, deep tissue pressure, massage, tissue mobilization and joint manipulation they aim to help restore normal function to the muscle, joint, tissue and organ or systemic functions.
Osteopathy is effective for a variety of illnesses, medical conditions and injuries. Among them include;
Contact your local Kinatex Sports Physio clinic to see if Osteopathy is available and to discuss if Osteopathy is an appropriate treatment option for your condition.