What is Osteopathy
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, believe there’s more to good health than the absence of pain or disease. As guardians of wellness, DOs focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms.
Listening to you and partnering in your care are at the heart of our holistic, empathic approach to medicine. We are trained to promote the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. We practice according to the latest science and use the latest technology. But we also consider options to complement pharmaceuticals and surgery.
We have additional training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and use this tool to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness and injury. We are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and the way we practice health care is different. We don’t see patients. We see people.
Benefits Of Osteopathy
Osteopathy approaches your body from a holistic viewpoint, supporting healing by focusing on how your body systems are communicating. Using a hands-on approach, osteopaths ensure your skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue are able to work harmoniously together.
To do this, osteopaths use a variety of techniques which encompass touch, massage, physical manipulation & stretching.
The benefits of these techniques are:
Decrease of tension in the body, reducing pain & tension headaches
Reduction of pain in muscles and stiffness in joints
Support of spinal posture
Increase of blood circulation and healing
Improvement of joint mobility