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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework of the body. It is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself when the musculoskeletal system is functioning properly.


Osteopathic practitioners use a combination of manual techniques, such as manipulation, stretching, and massage, to address imbalances, reduce pain, and improve overall health.


Core Principals of Osteopathic Medicine

An individual body is a cohesive, interconnected entity whose purpose, structure, and functions are all interdependent.

The body is capable of self-regulation and can defend and mend itself on its own without outside help.

When the body's natural ability to adapt is compromised, or when environmental changes surpass our ability to sustain ourselves, disease or injury results.

Conditions Osteopaths treat:



  • Common Injuries/sprains and pain of all parts of the body (not just back pain!)

  • Sports Injury: Ankle Sprains, Meniscal Injuries, Tendonitis and Muscle Strains, Knee Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Hip Labral Tears...etc

  • Low Back Injuries Pain/Stiffness (Disc Injuries, Sciatica) both simple and complex

  • Neck Pain and/or Stiffness (e.g Disc Injuries, cervial stenosis, facet sprains)

  • Nerve Pain and Nerve based Injuries (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sciatic pain)

  • Rib Sprains and chest pain

  • Headaches and Migraines 

  • Postural Pain 

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (E.g. Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, shin splints)

  • TMJ Syndrome: Jaw pain & dysfunction, clenching & grinding of your teeth 

  • Arthritic Pain 

  • Post Injury/Surgical Rehabilitation 

  • Digestive Complaints (such as Constipation or Bloating) 

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • And many more… 



Osteopaths have the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses, not just musculoskeletal problems. They may also be able to identify conditions that need to be referred to a specialist.

An osteopath can help with the co-management of:

  • Biomechanical and Sports-Related Injuries

  • Painful Postures & Learning

  • Rehabilitating After Injury

  • Growth-Related Injuries (such as Osgood Schlatters or Sever's Disease)

  • Babies: musculoskeletal disorders, congenital talipes, plagiocephaly, and torticulosis.

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