What is Osteopathy?
Ostepathy is a form of manual treatment, in which every customer is treated individually. Osteopath is an expert of body's structure and function. By palpating the body, osteopath finds tensions and other impairments that can disturb body's normal function. After forming an osteopathic diagnosis osteopath treats the body using manual techniques. The goal of treatment is to relieve tensions in the musculoskeletal system, to rebalance the autonomic nervous system and to aid the circulation of blood and lymph in the body.
Osteopathic treatment is gentle and pain is usually avoided during the treatment. Osteopaths use a wide range of different treatment techniques. There are many direct techniques, such as mobilization, manipulation and massage techniques that are widely used by other manual therapists as well. Unique to the osteopathic profession are so-called indirect techniques that follow the direction of ease instead of trying to force the tissue through the restricted direction of movement. This gives the tissue a possibility to relax so the body can unwind the tensions, which makes indirect techniques very gentle and effective.
The aim of the treatment is to make the body's systems and parts to work harmoniously together as one unit, which reduces pain and other problems and increases the total wellbeing. Osteopath is not focused only into the impairments but wants to create circumstances for the body to function normally and that way find the health.