Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of manual medicine where the body is viewed as a whole, integrated, dynamic unit of function, requiring all tissue and structures to be aligned properly together to allow for optimal function and health. The assessment will look at your whole body and work on different restrictions that can affect pain, range of motion, strength and function. Palpation of structures is extremely fine to enable the osteopathic practitioner get a sense of the quality of the tissue. This helps the practitioner build a treatment plan that will aid you in your recovery.
An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner uses their hands to assess structures such as bones, muscles, fascia and joints, and using their extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, interprets the position, mobility and quality of these components. Adjustments are made to improve the flow of blood, lymphatics and nerve impulses; improving the qualities of circulation, mobility and constitution. Successful osteopathic treatment can lead to a reduction of restricted mobility, stiffness and pain.