WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is an approach to health that follows the principles of the 19th century Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and which, based on a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body, is characterized by an overall view of the patient and aims to restore the health that is present in all of us.
The purpose of the osteopath is to improve the movement and function of the different parts of the body that have mobility restrictions, to help recover their state of wellbeing.
Except in the case of severe trauma, where anything is possible, when a dysfunction appears, the body will put in place all the resources it has available to solve the problem by adapting as best it can to those stresses that imbalance it (physical, chemical, emotional).
When this adaptation is not possible, symptoms will occur indicating that there is something that is not working well and that the body has begun to compensate. In osteopathy we understand that these symptoms are a consequence of the bodies attempt to compensate.
It is the work of the osteopath to understand these adaptations and how they effect the body, consequently determining the root of the problem that brings the patient to the office. This is accomplished through an accurate assessment and an adequate and effective praxis.
Osteopathy is aimed at all types of people, from newborns to seniors, athletes and pregnant women.
"Find the injury, correct it and let nature do its job."
– A.T. Still. Father of Classical Osteopathy –