Almost daily we hear about medical science unveiling new discoveries from brain scans to highly effective drugs. It is easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch. Osteopathic Manual Treatment is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to locate an ailment, treat and prevent further injury or degeneration.
The Latin word osteo means “bone”. Osteopathy places emphasis on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal network through soft tissue work, gentle rhythmic stretching and manual manipulation of joints and muscles.
People of all ages suffering from the following conditions may benefit from Osteopathic Manual Treatment:
- back and neck pain
- pain in peripheral joints such as knee and shoulder
- repetitive stress injuries
- sinus disorders
- stress related health problems
- arthritis and much more
It is important to emphasize that Osteopathy treats people, not conditions. Each therapeutic plan is individualized to clients’ age, physical characteristics and specific response to treatment.