Osteopathy is a drug-free, non invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating the musculoskeletal framework. It is an established and recognized system of health care which relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It lays emphasis on structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.
Focusing on joints muscles and spine, osteopathic treatments positively affect the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. A partial list of complaints in which osteopathic manual therapy would commonly be applied would include: headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, “frozen shoulder”, non anginal chest pain, “tennis elbow”, athletic or overuse strain injuries, postural problems, digestive system problems, breathing system problems and many others.
Osteopathic treatments are covered by most extended insurances.