What is Osteopathy?
“Osteopathy is the knowledge of the structure, relation and function of each part of the human body applied to the correction of whatever interferes with its harmonious operation.” – George V. Webster, D.O., 1921
Osteopathy is considered a natural medicine which aims to restore the functions of the body by treating the main cause of imbalances and pain. An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP) restores, maintains, improves and integrates the inter-related structures, systems and processes of the body in order to improve the natural healing abilities of the body. With the use of methodical assessments and treatment plans, the OMP uses specific manual techniques to gently remove constrictions and restrictions within the body's tissues. This helps to reduce pain, swelling, strains, sprains and imbalances etc. in order to bring the body back into a state of balance and health.