The goal of Osteopathic treatment is to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore health and vitality.
The spectrum of osteopathic manipulation techniques focuses on the principle that the body structure and function are dependent on one another.
When structure is altered via the musculoskeletal system, abnormalities occur in other body systems. This, in turn, can produce restrictions of motion, tenderness, tissue changes and asymmetry.
A treatment plan is formulated by understanding the relationship between the structures of the body and how well it functions, and knowing the connections between all the tissues, fluids, organs and systems of the body.
Osteopathic practitioners study for years to develop very sensitive palpation skills. Many gentle tests and techniques are used to find and treat the root causes of dysfunction and not just chase the symptoms.