Osteopathy treats of a wide variety of musculo-skeletal problems, but it also has a role to play in the management of a number of other conditions. The most common complaints for which patients consult Osteopathic Manual Practitioners include:
However, Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management or when used in conjunction with medical treatment.
Many mothers-to-be find Osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth. In addition, there is a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants and small children.
Osteopathy can help people with many different disease processes. Treatment restores motion, improves vitality, and brings about a higherstate of function. Because the focus is on health and the individual, rather than the disease, patients with virtually any condition may benefit. While Osteopathy is not a cure-all, the cranial concept often has provided a missing piece of the puzzle for many patients suffering from a wide range of symptoms that continue to challenge physicians in all specialties.
Osteopathy can be used from the moment of birth until the end of life. Because children are so vital and quick to heal, osteopathic treatment can produce surprising results. Infants who suffer from birth trauma can potentially be spared life-long handicaps by being diagnosed and treated before the bones and fascia become set in a distorted pattern. Since the ability to heal persists throughout life, patients of all ages can benefit from this gentle treatment approach. This is especially true for those that are sensitive or when injury or pain might make other hands-on treatment approaches difficult or intolerable. Each patient is unique with his or her own constitutional vitality and history of trauma. Consequently, each patient will respond differently to treatment.