OSTEOPATHY

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the relationship between the Neuro - Musculo- Skeletal system.

 

This is the relationship between the nerves, muscles, bones, lymphatic system and other connective tissues that support your body and control its movements. 

Our role as Osteopaths is to identify and remove any blockages in the body that are impeding the healing process, leading to toxicity or deficiency in key resources.

 

It is also our role to improve the Biomechanics of human movement, so that the internal architecture of our body can function optimally and increase its output. 

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What does an Osteopath Do?

Osteopathy is a versatile treatment option for people of all ages. An Osteopath can help with the management of a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or dysfunctions. 

 

At Functional Movement & Medicine, we will provide a thorough screening process to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of your pain and/or dysfunction. 

 

Our treatments process consists of 4 key components: 

 

  1. Musculoskeletal Assessment

  2. Manual Therapy 

  3. Exercise Prescription

  4. Lifestyle Management


By using these components, this will allow us to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of your pain, dysfunction or presenting symptoms. Once we identify the root cause, manual therapy will be applied to your treatment plan as well as a range of interventions to compliment the manual therapy to assist your management & increase your mobility, strength and endurance.​

THE THREE CORE PRINCIPLES OF OSTEOPATHY

THE BODY IS A HOLISTIC UNIT

Everything is connected and interrelated.

 No system ever gets injured alone =

No system ever heals alone.

THE BODY HAS ITS OWN SELF REGULATORY AND SELF-HEALING MECHANISMS

The body has all the resources and mechanisms it needs to adapt and overcome. 

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ARE INTERRELATED

We can only function as well as our body allows us to.