The Very Best Help for Your Health

The Very Best Help for Your Health

The Very Best Help for Your Health

Osteopathy

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY? Carol Bond Carol

An Osteopath is a highly trained specialist who works with a patient to address health problems and provide alternative pain relief by using their hands to feel the body’s “living anatomy” (i.e. flow of fluids,  motion and texture of tissues and structural make-up). Osteopathic  Specialists offer a variety of non – invasive natural pain relief  treatments as an alternative to those prescribed by conventional  doctors. Most patients report a deep sense of relaxation, as hands on  therapy soothes the body and makes subtle adjustments to relieve any  pain. Osteopaths use specialised soft tissue techniques, not  completely unlike massage. However, massage works to relax you, whereas  Osteopathy goes to the next level to get rid of the pain by finding the  underlying cause of the problem. From the initial assessment of  your problem, through all treatments, an Osteopath’s skills and training  allows for assessment of tissue problems right through to the deepest  muscle groups. They can even feel minute movements of the skull joints, a  technique used in Cranial Osteopathy. Osteopathy works with the  body’s natural tendency for a state of health and homeostasis. Working  with movement of tissues allows your body to continue repairing and  healing itself. Suggested stretching and exercise may be prescribed to  aid and enhance the healing process, according to your particular  problem and environment. Osteopathy is the fastest growing health  profession in the U.S. and abroad. Osteopaths have been regulated under the Health Practioners  Competency Act since 2004. Osteopathy provides natural pain  relief through diagnosis, treatment and advice, without the use of  drugs. Help your body to heal itself and to reach your health and  wellness goals today.

Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy in the cranial field is a gentle yet powerful treatment that works on the deeper structures of the body including bones, membranes and nerves. It releases stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head, so you can experience immediate  relief within your body. Osteopaths feel restrictions in the  movement patterns of body structures and fluids by using skilled  ‘palpation’, and aim to bring your cranial sacral rhythm back to its  optimum pace. Any restrictions can then be treated and relieved using very subtle realignment techniques, resulting in less pain, improved energy and performance. Cranial treatment takes an holistic approach – treating the whole person, not just the presenting condition, so a very wide range of problems may benefit from these techniques. These includes back, neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries, headaches, migraines, sinus problems, stress, period pain and digestive difficulties. In babies and children: crying, colic, sleeping and feeding problems as well as recurrent ear, sinus and chest infections. Cranial  Osteopathy is a very effective form of treatment for all ages,  especially babies, children and people with very acute or non resolving  problems. A very gentle and non-intrusive treatment means you can totally relax into the experience and enjoy the hands-on effect of  natural pain relief, continuing beyond your treatment time as your body readjusts and heals itself.
William Garnet Sutherland developed Osteopathy in the Cranial field as an extension to the osteopathic  approach in the 1930’s. He recognised that gentle manipulation of the skull brings the body back into natural balance, this alleviating pain and discomfort throughout the body.