Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Still, M.D. Osteopathy is a natural therapy based on removing the underlying causes of pain and illness, rather than managing symptoms. This allows the body’s inherent self-healing ability to resume. Symptoms, whether involving pain, restriction of movement, digestive dysfunction, fatigue, headaches or migraines, stress, etc. often represent the end result and can be far removed from the mitigating factors. There may be several factors that contributed to the resultant distress.
The Osteopathic Manual practitioner examines the complex interconnectedness of the whole body’s main systems, as a single unit. A highly trained sense of touch, biomechanical analysis, and palpatory motion assessments of different tissue layers, are used to identify and correct structural imbalance and other restrictions within the body. When all the components are in balance, the body’s self-healing ability is restored and continues to function without requiring further intervention.