Manual Osteopathy can effectively help people experiencing:
- Back, neck and joint pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Trauma recovery
- Postural problems
- Spinal disc issues
- and more.
Manual Osteopaths use sensitive palpation (touch) and gentle adjustments to manipulate the tissues of the body restoring proper alignment and mechanical function.Manual Osteopathy can help with literally any condition. The most frequent reasons people visit an osteopath are for relief from muscle and joint pain, injury recovery and tension release. Many people find manual osteopathy helps with other conditions such as sleep troubles, cognitive & digestive issues and other ailments.
What do I need to know before my first Manual Osteopathic treatment?
The first visit is an hour and includes health history, physical assessment and initial treatment. Wear anything that is comfortable and does not limit your range of motion. Some people feel significant relief after one or two visits, more thorough treatment may require 3-10 visits. Many people come a few times per year for regular checkups.Manual Osteopathy is gentle, non-invasive and very relaxing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Manual Osteopath and a Chiropractor?
Manual Osteopaths work gently, slowly and the treatment is sedative and relaxing. The goal of both types of therapists is to improve your health by re-aligning your body, but manual osteopaths are typically known to be very gentle.
Do Manual Osteopaths treat Infants and Children?
Yes, infants and children, like adults, experience mechanical dysfunctions which lead to pain and behavioural changes. Often a correction of these dysfunctions results in improved mood, digestion and focus.