If given the chance, the human body is designed to be self-regulating and self-healing, and will strive for health. Over time your body can lose its ability to self-heal due to imbalances or blockages such as injury, strain, emotional stress, poor posture, aging, childbirth, surgery, misalignment, trauma or illness. An osteopath finds and treats underlying causes of pain or discomfort and restores your body’s ability to heal itself through soft tissue manipulation to:
1 . increase range of motion
2 . reduce pain and inflammation
3 . improve circulatory flow
An osteopath considers how your whole body functions when he/she treats you. As a result even though treatment focuses on several isolated areas, you will often feel the beneficial effects throughout your body.
This unique understanding of the relationship between disease and dysfunction is osteopathy’s main contribution to the medical sciences.