Not sure what osteopathy is or what an osteopath does? We've got all your questions answered. But first, a little intro...
Osteopaths are university trained allied health practitioners who follow the biopsychosocial healthcare model. In other words all factors that affect a person's health are considered and addressed. Osteopaths utilise a wide range of manual therapy techniques, physical rehabilitation exercises and health education strategies to promote health.
Osteopaths see the body as a whole unit and aim to assist the body to be dynamically balanced and to function as efficiently as possible. As a manual medicine, osteopathy recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Treatment aims to work with the body's own self healing mechanisms to improve health and mobility.
Osteopaths don’t just treat bones. They treat the whole body by considering how all of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, fascia, viscera (internal organs) and the circulatory, neurological and endocrine systems function together.
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