The central aim of osteopathy – is to get your body back into balance and remove barriers to good health manually. While many techniques are used to to this the treatment itself is based on 4 principles which are the essence of osteopathy:
Historically, osteopathy has been around since the late 19th century, when it was discovered by an American physician by the name of Andrew Taylor Still. Since then, it has become an increasingly popular treatment around the world.
What makes osteopathy special is that it is a holistic approach to health and never work on the symptom alone but try to find and treat underlying cause. For example shoulder pain can have as a cause working 8h a day on the computer, but also stress of a twisted ankle that hasn't healed properly. With a verbal and palpatory anamneses the osteopath will try to find out and treat both even if that treatment means giving stress management advise .
Palpatory anamnesis means that the osteopath will use a heightened sense of touch, to assess your body and find points of strain and weakness. He or she will then choose a treatment plan that suits your body’s needs and physical condition.
Problems an osteopath can help you with
Osteopaths tend to treat chronic or acute musculo-skeletal problems. However, more and more it is showing to be a very good in offering deep relaxation, stress relief and is therefore highly recommended for prevention and to cope with the demands of life (work and private).
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Tom Meyers, is an osteopath, body-centred stress coach, wellbeing futurist, space enthusiast, TEDx organiser and author of “Futurize Yourself” and “The Futures Effect”.
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