Osteopathy is one of a drug free, non-invasive manual therapy that focuses in treating the musculoskeletal framework, includes joint, muscles and spine by doing manual therapy. It is done by a license osteopath, is responsible to do manual therapy and soft tissue mobilization they also balance the system of the body by visceral manipulation. Osteopathy was established by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the late 1800 in United States of America with the aim of using ‘hands on’ techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics, without the use of drugs.
The common conditions treated by the osteopath are the following:
- Mechanical Low back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Head ache, neck and heel pain
- Shin splints
- Musculoskeletal conditions
Osteopath uses very precise palpation and manual therapy techniques in order to be able to treat the restrictions in joints and tissue, which prevent the various parts of the body from fulfilling their natural functions.
The main objective of Osteopathy is to be able to restore mobility and normal function to the different systems of the body, to assure that the body is moving freely. The therapist's goal is to treat the cause of the dysfunction once detected by the Osteopath. If dysfunctions are left untreated will may manifest some functional impediments that may weaken defense systems, and can cause postural imbalances and pain.