Osteopathy is a recognised and established system of diagnosis and treatment of muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints damaged by day-to-day stress, injury or disease. This damage usually appears in the body as pain, inflammation, loss of mobility or impaired organ function.
With organ function for example, an osteopath will recognise a curved spine and misaligned rib joints can affect the respiratory system as it places pressure on the lungs. By correcting this problem, the symptoms can be alleviated.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy and does not involve the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use physical manipulation techniques to correct the body's structure, ease restricted movement and re-establish normal circulation. By doing so, the body will function efficiently minimising further damage or disease.