Developed in the 19th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, osteopathy is a gentle manual therapy that aims to support the body’s own natural healing abilities. This drug-free and non-invasive treatment looks at the body as a connected unit.
In osteopathic philosophy, many “diseases” are perceived as the result of decreased mobility rather than the actual source of symptoms. When abnormal limitations make it difficult for the body to move, they impair the body’s capacity to perform functions. When one area’s function is reduced, other areas must compensate in order to meet the needs of daily living. Tissue damage develops when the surrounding tissues are unable to make these adjustments, which causes pain and other symptoms.
At Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic, your practitioner will work with all the parts of your body – from your muscles and ligaments to your joints, lymphatic and circulatory system to figure out what’s blocking your body’s natural healing process.
Common conditions treated by osteopathy:
- Concussions, migraines, and headaches
- Spinal problems such as scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis
- Nerve dysfunction
- Rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain
- Neck and back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronic fatigue
- Tennis elbow
- Hip, knee, ankle pain
- Various sports injuries
- Indigestion and bloating
- Posture issues