Osteopathy is an advanced form of manual therapy, based in anatomy and structure and involves precise palpation and assessment. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to identify the root cause of symptoms and conditions by removing restrictions and restoring the body’s natural balance. The body is then able to function as designed, inducing self-healing.
Osteopathy is performed through a number of manual techniques including visceral, cranio-sacral therapy and various joint techniques. All movements are gentle and stay within the body’s natural range of motion.
Oestopathy is very effective for pregnant women, babies and children. During pregnancy, Cranial Osteopathic treatment is a safe and effective way of helping the body cope with the additional physical, hormonal and emotional demands of pregnancy and labour. Treatment can help balance the hormonal system and reduce the severity of nausea, vomiting, mood swings and exhaustion and reduce in postural strain and decrease tension in the pelvic floor and diaphragm.
Osteopathy for babies can relieve tension that may have arisen during childbirth. This may include cranial, bone, respiratory and visceral tension. Cranial treatment can also prevent plagiocephaly. In children, treatment can help to correct posture problems and relieve growing pains.