Osteopathy is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the role of the neuromusculoskeletal system in health and disease.
Osteopathic medicine emphasises a holistic approach to healthcare alongside the skilled use of a range of manual and physical treatment interventions in the prevention and treatment of pain presentations. Osteopathic treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system facilitates the recuperative powers of the body. It will help reduce your pain and improve your body’s function.
The practice of osteopathy began in the United States in 1874. The term “osteopathy” was coined by Andrew Taylor Still. Still, a practicing medic, who lived and worked in Missouri at the time of the American Civil War. It was here he developed the practice of osteopathy, following his disaffection with the limitations and contradictions of medicine as practiced at that time.
The field of osteopathic medicine has grown enormously and today represents a best practice approach to a large range of conditions that cause pain and impair function and wellness – from back pain and headaches to sports and performance injuries to the management of chronic pain conditions. Your osteopath is a primary health care practitioner who is an expert in the treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.