09 Aug What is Osteopathy?
“Treating the effects is as unwarranted as it would be for the fireman of a city to fight the smoke and pay no attention to the cause that produces it”
– Dr. AT Still
Osteopathy is a unique way of thinking about health. Our bodies are usually amazing at healing themselves. But if people aren’t getting better on their own an osteopath wants to understand why.
Our body is intimately connected through its anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. It maintains a natural state of health by adjusting itself to balance the effects of engaging with the external environment. But sometimes injuries and illnesses can disrupt our natural state resulting in imbalance, pain or discomfort. An osteopath looks at how your body functions as a whole and reasons from the presenting symptoms to find the root cause of your problem.
How does osteopathy work?
Using a hands-on approach to treatment an osteopath will release areas of strain and tension allowing for your body to find it’s way back to normal health. This is through mechanisms like reducing inflammation, pain and improving blood and lymphatic circulation.
What do osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths typically treat musculoskeletal conditions associated with the back, head, jaw, upper and lower limbs. They can also assist in the management of issues related to digestive, respiratory, nervous, vascular and lymphatic systems.
Who can have Osteopathy?
Everyone! Our practitioners are experienced in providing care for babies and children, women, pregnant women, adults and older adults.
What qualification will my osteopath have?
In Australia, osteopaths complete a 4-5 year university degree and must be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency). Our osteopaths have also completed further training in cranial osteopathy.