When there is restriction in the movement of an organ or joint, malfunction of the neighbouring structures will happen( bad posture, strain, soft tissues tension, altered blood flow). Therefore, you will feel discomfort.
Osteopathy then, assists the patient seeing the body as a unit, restituting the lost balance of the body.
On your first visit to an Osteopathy practitioner you will be asked about your symptoms and how the complaint began. A full medical history will be required followed by posture evaluation, palpation and range of motion assessment.
The osteopathic techniques tend to be gentle which makes it suitable for patients of all ages.
The number of treatments required will vary according to the condition, how long you have had it and how fast your body responds to the therapy.