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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a drug free, non invasive manual therapy that seeks to restore function in the body by addressing the primary source of the pain or imbalance. An important osteopathic philosophy is that the body has an innate, natural ability to self regulate and heal itself. This is assisted through healthy circulation of the body fluids. The fluids in the body carry many of the body’s important components, including hormones, enzymes, immune and anti-inflammatory factors and oxygen.

The osteopathic manual practitioner can determine an appropriate treatment plan by taking a detailed history, performing a complete assessment of the body including position, mobility and quality of the tissues. The treatment is all manual therapy that focuses on all aspects of the body including joints, muscles, the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.


Many different conditions can be treated by an osteopathic manual practitioner. Pain in the low back, neck, spine and joints are common conditions addressed, as well as myofascial or soft tissue issues. Osteopathic manual practitioners can also treat headaches and problems with the jaw. The treatment does not focus on only one area, but uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems to be able to provide overall health and well-being.