Osteopathy is a philosophy of health based on the following principles:
1) The body is a unit.
2) Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.
3) The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms.
4) The body has the inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.
Manual osteopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healthcare that focuses on treatment of the body’s structure in order to optimize functions. While manual osteopathy is best known for pain relief from disorders such as low-back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, sporting injuries, etc. it also helps to optimize all of the body’s systems (including movement, digestion, sleep, and energy levels).
Manual osteopathy differentiates between symptoms (like pain) and the cause of those symptoms. For example, a pain in your shoulder may be due to a problem in the shoulder, or the back, or the liver, or postural alignment.
Hope this helps clarify what osteopathy is and what our osteopaths at our wellness centre in Calgary SE do and how they can help.
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