Osteopathy treats a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to acute injuries. Using a variety of techniques, osteopathy is suitable for all: children, adults, seniors, pregnant women, and sportsmen alike. It also targets various anatomical structures (joints, ligaments, muscles, fasciae) that can limit the body in its normal physiological functioning.
The ability to perform a treatment in a range of extremely gentle to more forceful manner, combined with a direct or indirect approach, has caused practitioners to look differently at the application of the techniques, generally making the decision on a case-by-case basis of clinical presentation.
Osteopathy is adapted for each patient making each treatment unique. The Osteopath must understand the nature of the dysfunction and the technique best suited to treat it successfully.
Benefits of Osteopathy
As said before, the osteopath considers the body as a whole, and does not solely treat the symptoms (such as pain), but goes further to look after the cause (such as joint disorder). It is therefore effective in treating older or poorly-treated injuries that are chronic as well as more acute conditions.
Osteopathy is also beneficial as a preventative measure against recurring patterns of pain and discomfort, and is addressed to all: adults, sportsmen, infants, pregnant women, and seniors.