Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of medicine founded on the premise of using one’s hands to diagnose and treat the whole patient. The osteopathic practitioner relies on a finely tuned sense of touch and perceptual skills to evaluate health, restore natural motion to all bodily tissues and rekindle the body’s capacity to heal itself.
Osteopathy acknowledges that the body should be able to adapt to different challenges (including traumatic events and injuries) while maintaining balance and harmony. It emphasizes the interrelatedness of form and function and the body’s capacity for self-repair and self-correction. However, the body’s resources for coping are not endless. When you exhaust its resources for repair, our osteopathic practitioners can help.
Osteopathy treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit – seeking constantly to understand and treat the underlying problem, not just the symptoms. The gentle, non-invasive treatments are suitable for everyone – from newborns to moms-to-be to the elderly.
Osteopathic Practitioners are trained to recognize serious problems that may mimic musculoskeletal pain. If we identify any reasons for concern, we’ll refer you to your family physician for further investigation.
Conditions we commonly treat:
- Back pain, disc injuries, sciatica, scoliosis
- Bell’s palsy
- Digestive problems
- Fertility issues
- Head trauma, post-concussion syndrome
- Joint pain, arthritis
- Menstrual irregularities
- Neck pain, whiplash
- Pre- and post-operative care
- Respiratory disorders
- Sprains, sports injuries
- Stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue
- Terminal Illness
- TMJ, jaw problems
- Urinary incontinence
Osteopathy Practitioners at Connect Health