People are used to having to go through pain in order to get better
Osteopathy doesn’t hurt. And it can really help.
How does Osteopathy work?
Osteopathic therapists often use the analogy of being a clockmaker – all the systems of your body must be working at their best in order to feel your best. Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OMTs) use a slow and gentle hands-on technique. Osteopathic therapists look at the systems of the human body in a global way – integrating musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, and the urinary systems, for example.
- Osteopathic therapy works beyond muscles and bones, and gets down to the body’s cells.
- It’s innovative, science-based and becoming increasingly evidence-based, and linked to research and study.
- While it may look like massage or physiotherapy in that it involves positioning of the body on a treatment table, there’s usually no rough cracking, pushing, pulling or kneading involved in osteopathy. There are only a practitioner’s hands applying direct induction. It’s slow, respectful and gentle. You may not even feel it during the treatment, but often you’ll feel better the next day.
- This is patient-centered treatment that involves a lot of listening and paying close attention.
Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OMTs) approach each patient’s problems like a detective, searching for root causes and exploring the ways a patient’s body works. They pay very close attention to all aspects of the body’s function, and also to the patient’s emotional well-being. They find connections and links, and using natural forces, they help the body to release blockages.