What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic healing process involving manual medicine. Osteopathy uses a unique hands-on approach to determine the cause of the problem by removing “blocks” which prevent your body from healing itself and resolving symptoms.
- determine the underlying factors that cause the problem
- assess and treat the physical and mental health of the patient
Types of Care
At PhysioActive, we use osteopathy to provide different kinds of care depending on an individual patient’s needs. Whether osteopathy is helping you maintain your health, treat pains and complaints, or provide symptomatic relief, PhysioActive professionals are here to help you.
Preventative Care: Many patients seek evaluation and treatment to maintain their current levels of good health. Anyone can benefit from osteopathic care, as it boosts or maximizes your general health. The earlier a pathological process can be identified and treated, the less likely it will arise into a serious condition.
Corrective Care: This is always the focus during every evaluation and treatment. Osteopathy focuses on the causes of the problems and complaints, not just the symptoms. This differs from some other manual approaches, which can be symptom-based. For example, a person suffering from headaches may have imbalances in the pelvis, spine, or viscera that are showing up symptomatically as a headache. Other approaches may look only at the head and neck, but the true cause may be elsewhere. Unless identified and corrected, the headaches will not be resolved.