What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and hands-on treatment that focuses on the reciprocal relationship between structure and function of the body.
Osteopathic principles incorporate the concept of body unity; utilising a patient-centred approach to rebalance, maintain and inform physical and personal wellbeing. The osteopathic approach to healthcare places emphasis on diagnosing and addressing the root cause, and guiding the body to access its own potential to heal and repair itself.
Patient-specific osteopathic treatment, when applicable, may include joint mobilisation, soft tissue manipulation which may include stretching or massage. Aims of osteopathic treatment are to reduce pain, address joint restriction, release muscular tension, and improve circulatory and information flow around the body.
I offer hands-on treatment to help people from all walks of life get back to doing the things they enjoy doing: e.g. active people with various sporting injuries; office workers with neck and shoulder pain; new mums with back pain, or people suffering with pain from osteoarthritis in their hips or knees. Whatever your age or lifestyle, I would be delighted to welcome you to my treatment space.