Osteopathy is treatment performed with the hands-on. Usually patients are dressed in comfortable clothing during the treatment in this clinic. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used and the treatment will vary every time. Osteopathy is very specific and the treatment providers have extensive knowledge of science- based research, anatomy and physiology. Osteopathic treatment is great for things like neck or back pain, but also for digestive issues, breathing problems, TMJ, nervous system dysfunction and many, many more. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are skilled at getting to bottom of complicated problems.
The philosophy of Osteopathy emphasizes "health". Instead of treating disease, osteopathic treatment is intended to emphasize and restore health in the body.
Osteopathy looks at the whole body, including mind, body and spirit, and considers the body as one functional unit - where a problem in one part will affect the whole. Osteopaths have extensive knowledge about how dysfunction in one area can create effects in another part of the body due to compensation. An osteopath will consider how a problem in the structure of the body affects it's function and vice versa. In addition, the osteopath believes in the body's natural ability to heal and repair itself. The underlying intention of the treatment is to remove any barrier that interferes with this inherent mechanism
This is a long way of saying that an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner considers many things when determining the treatment that will help you best.