Osteopathy is a safe and natural therapy that focuses on the framework of the body; the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues or fascia. Osteopathic practitioners assess the condition of this musculo-skeletal system looking for areas of weakness, inbalance and excessive strain. Any potential ‘weak points’ will determine how well the body functions and they will have an influence on the general health of the whole body.
Osteopathic practitioners have become well known for treating back and neck problems because they are so good at it; however, many other conditions can be very successfully treated with osteopathy. The musculo-skeletal system forms the framework that carries the body’s network of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics. It also physically supports the internal organs. The health of the musculo-skeletal system therefore has a direct effect on the health of the rest of the body. Osteopathic treatment aimed at improving the mechanics of the body automatically influences such things as blood and nerve supply, as well as activity of the internal organs.
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