What is osteopathic manual therapy?

Posted on: May 21, 2012 by admin | 2 Comments

Osteopathic manual therapy focuses on the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, and the effects of these conditions on patients’ general health.

Using many of the diagnostic procedures applied in conventional medical assessment, osteopathic manual therapists seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal, and osteopathic manual therapy focuses on strengthening the musculoskeletal systems to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness.

Osteopathic manual therapists have a patient-centred approach to health and well-being, which means they consider symptoms in the context of the patient’s full medical history, as well as their lifestyle and personal circumstances. This holistic approach ensures that all treatment is tailored to the individual patient.

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