Osteopathy is a hands-on approach to healthcare, recognising the important link between the structures of your body & the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole.
An osteopath uses anatomical and physiological knowledge, along with skilled clinical evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, and is able to identify types of dysfunction in the body. They look at the whole body for the causes of injury, as well as obstacles to recovery.
Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques to improve the relationship between joints, muscles, nerves and circulation to restore full function to the body. Osteopathic treatment includes techniques such as stretching and mobilisation for general treatment of the soft tissues, along with manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, connective tissues and organs. In addition, our clinic also practises a form of treatment called Cranial Osteopathy which is a refined type of osteopathic treatment regulating and encouraging the optimal functioning of the nervous system and the flow of Cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and the spinal cord, which can have profound health benefits for the patient. The therapist uses gentle techniques to release stresses throughout the body.
Osteopathic Council of Ireland (OCI), [https://www.osteopathy.ie/], accessed April 2023