Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning together efficiently. To an osteopath, for your body to function well, its structure must also work well.
The aim of our treatments is to restore your body to a state of balance by increasing the mobility of joints, relieving muscle tension, and enhancing the blood and nerve supply to your tissues. This in turn creates a better environment so that your body can tune into its own healing mechanisms more effectively.
At Physical Focus we achieve this through the application of a variety of specialized osteopathic techniques, some of which include; muscle energy techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, gentle articulation and manipulation of the joints and soft/deep tissue massage. It’s also common for us to provide advice on posture and to prescribe specific exercises to aid recovery, promote health to reduce the chances of your symptoms recurring.
“Osteopaths are often able, not only to treat your symptoms, but to also establish the root causes of your injury”