What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy, or Osteopathic Medicine, was founded in the 19th century by the American physician Dr Andrew Taylor Still. Osteopathy is a holistic manual medicine that aims to treat the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Through a range of various techniques an Osteopath is able to improve function of the nervous system, assist in joint mobility, increase blood flow, relieve muscle tension and promote the body’s ability to self heal. These techniques include:
- Spinal and joint manipulation
- Muscle energy techniques
- Trigger point release therapy
- Articulation of joints using a gentle rhythmic movement
At Anderson Health our Osteopaths provide a different approach which strongly focuses on the function of the nervous system through spinal and joint manipulation to ensure you reach your optimal health.