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osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment based on the inter-relationship between body mechanics and your wellbeing

Osteopaths work on your structure to improve function and restore your body to a state of healthy balance

classical osteopathy

Osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in the late 1800's as a way to achieve and maintain health by resolving mechanical issues which inhibit the body's inherent self-organzing mechanisms

Osteopaths continue to approach a wide variety of health issues by detecting and correcting problems in the body's structure alongside modern scientific medicine

Still believed that osteopathy was necessary because the medical practices of his day often caused harm. He sought a method of releasing the body's inherent tendency to health with a minimum of external medicines

The name osteopathy blends two Greek roots: osteon (bone) and pathos (suffering) and suggests that disease and dysfunction are grounded in a disordered musculoskeletal system. By identifying and correcting structural problems osteopaths aim to treat a variety of disease states

The core of osteopathic intervention is a treatment plan based on structural diagnosis obtained from a detailed history and hands-on examination

Common treatment methods include:

  • joint mobilization
  • massage
  • stretching
  • therapeutic exercise
  • advice on lifesytle

cranial-osteopathy

Release your health potential

The cranial approach is a hands-on method for releasing the body's inherent tendency to health using light touch only

While studying the structure of the cranium the osteopath W G Sutherland discovered that the cranium - indeed the whole body - expresses a rhythmic motion accessible to the trained hand

This gentle and powerful approach uses light touch to detect and release dyfunctions and guide us back to health

The cranial approach is suitable for everyone and can be directed to any body region

Being so gentle it is especially indicated where the structure is delicate, such as during pregnancy, and in the very young and elderly




What Can osteopaths Treat?

the list below is a small selection of conditions which respond well to the osteopathic approach:

  • generalized aches and pains
  • hip and knee pain from osteo-arthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • acute and chronic back and neck pain not associated with injury
  • headache arising from the neck
  • migraine prevention
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • and other shoulder and elbow pain due to associated musculoskeletal conditions
  • cramps
  • fibromyalgia
  • circulatory problems
  • poor breathing mechanics
  • digestive problems
  • care during pregnancy
  • inability to relax
  • neuralgia
  • some sports injuries
  • etc ...

babies

Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives and babies are subjected to great forces. The head can absorb the stresses in a "normal" delivery, but if the birth was difficult the process may be incomplete and the baby may display behaviours that all is not well:

Many of these conditions can be alleviated by osteopathy, especially the cranial approach

For advice please contact Manuel