Healing Therapies {13} ~ Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.

8 thoughts on “Healing Therapies {13} ~ Osteopathy”

  1. This is the classic foundation of osteopathy. Many DO’s are surgeons also. My orthopedic surgeon is a DO. My former OBGYN-oncologist, who just moved from Orlando to Miami is a DO. I do tend to like them better. They actually receive more medical training than MD’s, at least here in the states. In the 70’s I grew up near an osteopathic hospital, so many of my childhood doctors were DO’s.

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