According to the Canadian College of Osteopathy, the practice of traditional osteopathy is defined as “A natural medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance.”
Using a gentle, hands-on approach, osteopathic manual practitioners accomplish this by assessing and treating the position, mobility and quality of certain tissues, fluids and rhythms of the body. Osteopathic manual practitioners will assess and treat your body as a whole; symptoms may sometimes present in a different part of your body from where the problem actually is, and there may be several factors contributing to these symptoms.
A main goal of osteopathic treatment is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. This can be done through soft tissue manipulation, osteopathic joint manipulation techniques, cranial osteopathic techniques and internal organ manipulation. A key principle of osteopathy is the ability of all the systems in the body to function together in an integrated manner.
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