Osteopaths treat the entire body believing the body, mind (ie. cognitive and mental health), and spirit (ie. emotional health, feelings, outlook on life) are all connected and can cause malaise, dysfunction, and disease.
An Osteopathic Practitioner has been trained for several years to deeply understand how the systems of the body (respiratory, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, etc.) interact with each other. This understanding goes beyond the general orthopedic assessments that other manual therapists use. Osteopathic Practitioners are trained to assess your body in a comprehensive way, choosing from among a vast array of techniques to treat the problem.
Osteopaths are licenced to use various techniques and patient education to align and free the body’s structures such as muscles, tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of restrictions to allow optimal functioning. This enables the body to ideally self-regulate and heal the way it can and should.