What is Osteopathy?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 24, 2011

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Osteopathy a popular type of alternative therapy is a method of diagnosis and treatment for a several medical conditions. It deals with the structure and function of the body, and believes that the well-being of any person depends on smooth functioning of the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. According to an osteopath, your body will work well, if it’s structure works well. Hence the aim of osteopathy is to restore the balance of your body, if possible without the use of drugs or surgery.


Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to improve the mobility of joints, ease muscle tension, improve blood and nerve supply to tissues, and help your body’s own healing mechanisms. In addition osteopath practitioner provides guidance on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent recurrence of symptoms.


Conditions for which people generally seek treatment include back pain, repetitive strain injury, changes to posture in pregnancy, postural problems caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and sports injuries.




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