Osteopaths helps people of all ages and all over the world overcome their heath issues.
In Osteopathy, we believe that everything has a reason. If a body part does not work properly and generates symptoms, there will be a reason behind it. The job of an osteopath is to find out this reason, the biomechanical root cause of the symptoms.
In this quest, it is paramount to examine the whole body, as the origin of the problem may (and usually is) be located more or less away from the symptomatic area. The aim of a treatment course is to reach a stable balanced state throughout the body. Patients do not have to come back times and times again in short time intervals to keep their symptoms under control. The intention is to treat the body when it is needed, when it has almost fully reacted and changed from the previous treatment.
Osteopathy also has a role in the prevention of symptoms and injuries. Biomechanical tensions predisposes the body to injuries and dis-ease mostly because some joints and muscles will be working abnormally or simply overworking. Getting those predispositions resolved prior to injury is always the best option. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”.