Osteopathic Manual Practitioners use techniques to influence joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and even your internal organ’s function.  These techniques give a “big picture” approach to your treatment.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners focus on the health of the entire body, rather than just  the injured or affected area.  These specialized practitioners look at how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole body unit. They also use manual techniques, mobilization and manipulation of the joint, as well as soft tissue release and exercises. 

Some of the many conditions that we can help with are:

· Tendinopathies

· Muscle Strains

· Ligament Sprains

· Fibromyalgia

· Low Back Pain

· Neck Pain

· Repetitive Stress Injuries

· Plantar Fasciitis

· Osteoarthritis

· Rheumatoid Arthritis

· Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

· Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain

· Sports Injuries

What do Osteopathic Manual Practitioners Do?

Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy, helping to strengthen the framework ofthe body, and acts as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine. 
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:
increasing the mobility of joints
relieving muscle tension
reducing pain
enhancing the blood supply to tissues
helping the body to heal

What’s the Difference between Osteopathy and Chiropractic Care?

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and Chiropractors both use similar philosophy of manipulating the bones and joints in order to restore health. Chiropractic care focuses on unblocking the spine, Osteopathy is based on unblocking blood flow through the arteries. Both practitioners have numerous overlapping approaches however, Chiropractors specialize on the spine or central nervous system, whereas Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will branch out across all body areas.

Can I have osteopathy and chiropractic treatments?

The short answer is yes! Both treatments have techniques that focus on the joints, however the treatments can be complimentary. If the two treatments are completed in close succession, it is recommended to start with the osteopathic treatment , as the soft tissue and gentler style of osteopathy will warm up and prepare the joints for the chiropractic adjustment.

Is osteopathic treatment covered by insurance?

Yes, most extended health insurance plans cover Osteopathy