What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive, holistic and complete paradigm of manual medicine. Its premise is the restoration of motion and the removal of restrictions within the musculoskeletal system thus restoring function and optimising the body's innate self-healing capabilities.
Modern osteopathy developed from an original whole-body-medicine approach developed by Dr Andrew Taylor Still during the late 1800’s. In Australia today, osteopaths graduate after studying the human body in detail for five years. The practice of osteopathy incorporates a hands-on approach to health and healing as well as training in life-style modification, basic nutrition, pharmacology and pathology. Osteopaths are qualified to diagnose and treat ailments of the musculoskeletal system which, if left unchecked, can lead to pain and disease.