A child being treated with Craniosacral therapy technique during their Osteopathy treatment sessions.
Why choose Osteopathy?

Osteopathy embraces the philosophy that the body has an innate or natural ability to self-regulate and heal itself. There is one key factor that permits this process to proceed unimpeded. That is the ability of the body to circulate all of its fluids and liquids.

Why does this matter?

These fluids include the blood, lymph, synovial fluid, digestive juices, cerebrospinal fluid, axoplasm, and all the body’s other intra and extracellular fluids. These liquids carry many of the body’s life-sustaining compounds.

They consist of hormones, enzymes and their secretions, and immune and anti-inflammatory factors. These fluids also carry neural impulses, nutritional elements, and dissolved gases such as oxygen. They are involved in all aspects of life. From the DNA that is suspended within the intracellular fluids, to the fetus which floats in the amniotic fluid.

These fluids serve as mediums for excreting all the bi-products of digestion and cellular respiration.

What does an Osteopath look for?

An osteopath is looking for any obstruction that impedes the circulation of fluids within the body. This is the focus of osteopathic assessment and treatment. These impediments may take the form of structural or non-structural blockages. 

Structural or physical impediments include generalized twists, curves or pulls within the body. This also includes specific bones, organs or tissues that are misaligned. These faults may affect the control of a system that controls fluid circulation. They may also affect the circulation of liquids along with the life-sustaining and regulatory products that they carry.

Non-structural impediments may include emotional patterns. These patterns are responsible for maintaining the body in a certain adaptation of defence. For example, a predisposition to holding their breath. 

These adaptations are often responses to past or present stressful incidents. They are often repetitive, like raising the shoulders in times of stress or cold temperatures.

Over time, the body gradually loses its ability to efficiently self-regulate and to self-heal. Some of this loss may be due to the aging process. It could be the prolonged influence of gravity on posture. It may be trauma, accident, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth or repetitive activity. It is also possible that it is the cumulative effects of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stress. 

Osteopathy Treatment

In most cases, the patient has had some combination of the above experiences. The result of these experiences may manifest themselves locally in the body or more frequently, the symptoms are experienced far from the site of the original site of occurrence. For this reason, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is said to assess the whole body.

Although treatment may be directed toward several specific areas, the effect of that treatment is often felt throughout the body. For this reason, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is also said to treat the whole body.

By using a meticulous methodology, as provided through traditional osteopathic education, the Osteopath can determine the origin and effects of aging, trauma and other experiences, and create and administer an appropriate treatment plan. 

This process begins by:

Interviewing the patient

Performing a complete osteopathic assessment

Assessing the position, mobility and quality of certain tissues, fluids, and rhythms of the body.

Once the nature of the patient’s condition is determined, treatment is directed towards helping the body regain its individual and optimal ability to circulate these fluids unimpeded and in sufficient quantity.  This restoration of circulation leads to the body’s natural ability to regulate and heal itself.

Uses for Osteopathy Treatment include:



Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain

Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica

Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain


Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain

Digestive issues

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