What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a drugless manual therapy
focused on assisting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Through gentle, non-invasive manual techniques the body is gradually restored to its optimal condition.
Some key areas of focus in an Osteopathic treatment are proper fluid circulation, efficient neurological balance, joint motion and static/dynamic postural balance.
“Neither in acute nor chronic conditions, nor when chronic conditions have become sub-acute does nature jump from the abnormal to the normal; step by step she retraces her course back to normal. Both patient and physician assist or retard her according to the way they obey or disobey her laws.”
- Dr. Gravett -
These are the defining and unwavering principles of Osteopathy, and healing.
No.1 The body is a dynamic unit of function.
No.2 The body is a self-healing, self-maintaining & self-regulating organism.
No.3 Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
No.4 Rational therapy is based upon the understanding of these principles.