Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that is effective for people of all ages; from infants to the elderly. Osteopathic practitioners follow a treatment philosophy which seeks to identify areas of the body that are restricted (not moving normally) or constricted (strangled or squeezed), then gently ease those restrictions. Once the cause of the problem has been removed the body can then start to heal itself and the pain and discomfort will disappear. Releasing (or removing) these constrictions is done using precise osteopathic techniques that rely on the intricate relationship of your body's muscles, ligaments, fascias and bones.
Osteopathy is a very effective treatment for reducing pain and improving the normal function of the body.
Patients commonly visit an Osteopath to address the following concerns or symptoms:
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder, hip, knee pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive strain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Tennis or Golfer elbow
- Joint pain
At Shift, our Osteopaths follow a holistic approach, treating your body as a whole. They understand that symptoms often show up in a different part of your body from where the problem actually is. Combining their detailed hands-on assessment with the most current technologies they develop a treatment plan as unique as the individual they are treating. Their goal is always to assist the body in healing itself and to help each patient live a life free of pain or discomfort.
If you are interested in a philosophy that promotes "health" as opposed to "illness" then Osteopathy is right for you.