Classical Osteopathy encourages the body's ability to self-heal by restoring body balance, mechanics and motion.
Osteopathy is a drugless form of manual therapy that approaches treatment through a system of principles based on an in-depth knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics as outlined by its founder, Dr. A. T. Still in 1874.
Practitioners work to affect the anatomical structures of the body so that the physiology of the body can operate without obstruction. Through gentle adjustment of the body, a practitioner works to stabilize the structure, balance the body and remove obstructions that restrict the flow of nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatics so that our self-healing and self-regulating abilities can be restored and health can flourish where disease and dysfunction are present.
Classical Osteopathic treatments are safe, efficient and effective for all ages and are delivered with a precise focus on the individual to restore health, vitality and quality of life.
Osteopathy can also stimulate the body's own self-healing process, removes obstacles found in the body tissues and muscles. This natural, hands-on treatment has been used for many decades to relieve pain and discomfort, while also getting to the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.
what can osteopathy help with?
TMJ jaw pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Minor sport injuries
Postural changes due to pregnancy, work, driving, and strain
Pre and post-partum care
Osteopathy can also be beneficial for infants due to its gentle application and whole-body functional approach. Osteopathy has proven to be beneficial in the following areas:
Latch and feed
Digestion and elimination issues
Cranial osteopathy (also called cranial therapy or craniosacral therapy) is one variety of osteopathic manipulative therapies. It stimulates healing by using gentle hand pressure to manipulate the skeleton and connective tissues, especially the skull and sacrum (the large, triangular bone at the base of the spinal column). Cranial osteopathy is based on the theory that the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, has subtle, rhythmic pulsations that are vital to health and can be detected and modified by a skilled practitioner.
Cranial osteopathy is used for a wide range of problems in both children and adults, including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, seizures, scoliosis, migraine headaches, disturbed sleep cycles, asthma, neck pain, sinus infections, TMJ syndrome and ear problems. For children that have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or have experienced birth trauma or head trauma, cranial osteopathy can help to bring the mind and body back into balance. The American Cancer Society notes that while cranial osteopathy therapy has not been shown scientifically to be a treatment for cancer, it can help patients feel more relaxed by helping to relieve stress and tension.