Founded by Andrew Taylor Still in 1874, osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy that considers total body health by treating and strengthening both the structure and function of the body. In osteopathy a practitioner uses manual techniques to assess and treat all manner of ailments. Osteopaths approach your symptoms through consideration of a number of elements, including, but not limited to, your physical self, your emotional and overall well-being and your relationship to the world around you.
Osteopathic treatment improves the functional movement of all the structures in the body thus allowing them to work optimally with all those which surround it. Osteopathic treatment also aids in improving blood, nerve and organ function and normalizing the inherent rhythm of the bodily tissues. The ultimate goal of treatment is to remove the barriers that are impeding the natural healing processes of the body itself.