Osteopathy

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Osteopathy respects the mind/body/spirit relationship. It is used as a means for palliative, preventative or curative care regardless of the severity of condition.  Listed below are a small sample of the conditions which Osteopathy has helped.

Neurological Dysfunctions:

  • Firbomyalgia
  • Auditory/Balance Disturbances (Tinnitus/Dizziness/Vertigo)
  • Nerve Entrapments
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome

 Respiratory Ailments:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia

Circulation Disorders:

  • Anemia
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Varicose/Spider Veins

 Immunological Conditions:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Allergies/Sinusitis
  • Chronic Ear Infections and Sore throats

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Colitus
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Acid Reflux (Heartburn)

Gynaecological issues:

  • Infertility
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Amenorrhea
  • Painful/Irregular Menstrual cycles

Orthopaedic Injuries:

Head & Neck Injuries

  • Torticolis/Whiplash
  • TMJ Dysfunctions
  • Concussions/Minor Head Trauma
  • Migraines

 Shoulders Conditions

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Separations/Dislocations

Arm/Hands Injuries

  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Strain/Sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 Lower Back Pain

  • Sciatica
  • Strain/Sprain
  • Disc Bulge/Herniation

Hip Pain

  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Hip Replacement Prosthetics
  • Hip Degeneration

Knee Pain

  • Patella Femoral & Osgood-Schlaters
  • Ligament Strains/Sprains
  • Meniscal Injuries

Ankle & Foot Injuries

  • Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fascitis

Osteopathy is a system and science of healing that uses physical techniques to remove tensions and restrictions in the body to encorage structural and physiological harmony. The term “classical” was coined to express the traditional nature of this holistic approach to osteopathy. Some would say that a traditional approach is merely one that is outdated. This is certainly not the case here. Classical Osteopathy differs from most current osteopathic treatment. But what makes it different? It differs in technique, practice, concepts, philosophy and the enormous scope of application.We follow in the pioneering tradition of the early osteopaths, with the advantages of a century of research and clinical practice.

– John Martin Littlejohn 

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Definition of Osteopathy

Osteopathy relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.