Osteopathic Therapy

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. An osteopathic physician will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Manual medicine means that both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands. Joint mobilisation and manipulation is a treatment technique performed by trained physical therapists and osteopaths that utilises specific knowledge of joint mechanics and neuroscience to restore component movements of a specific joint. These techniques can be applied to joints in the spine, elbow and wrist, foot, ankle, knee, shoulder and hip among others. Joint mobilisations and manipulations can be used to treat anything from spinal dysfunction, a dislocated radial head or a dislocated shoulder. Osteopathy is a complementary therapy. It is used alongside conventional treatment to improve health.