Osteopathy is a preventative and curative manual therapy that at its most basic level aims to optimise a person’s general health and function so that they may enjoy a better quality of life. With the aid of highly skilled sense of touch and mental map of human anatomy, an osteopath performs a global evaluation to investigate the possible causes of neuro-musculoskeletal, visceral and cranial dysfunctions. Osteopathy seeks to conserve and improve the mobility, motility, and rhythms of all organic tissues of the human body, in order to favour homeostasis and the body’s autoregulatory capacities. It is as much of an art, that requires mastering precise touch that is adapted to each patient and their state of health, a philosophy which incorporates a holistic approach, and a science that is built upon an understanding of human biology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and their interrelationships.
-Taken from the AONB website
For more information on Osteopathy visit www.osteopathnb.org
Did you know?
Osteopathy is best used as an acute treatment (for injury or flare up) or as maintenance(one to two sessions per year) rather than as a "just because" therapy.
It is best to avoid physical activity 24-48 hours after a session to allow your body to fully adjust to the treatment effects.
Osteopathy goes along very well with other supportive treatments including chiro, physio and massage. (Learn more about why we suggest seeing Carole RMT between sessions)
After a session, a range of after effects can be expected. The prevalence and level of the effect ranges from person to person. Expected after effects can include, feeling tired, soreness, emotional release etc.