Osteopaths are musculoskeletal specialists; they have a very detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the entire body with particular emphasis on the joints, bones, and muscles. Osteopaths are particularly interested in movement patterns and how the body functions as a whole. Using holistic concepts they can solve biomechanical issues causing pain or stiffness in the context of a person’s general health and well being.
Osteopaths treat a wide range people for many different reasons. The most common reason for visiting an osteopath is usually because of pain especially if it is impacting on the daily activities of living. Sometimes people will be referred by massage therapists particularly if that person’s symptoms keep returning or do not respond to massage therapy. The osteopath will seek to solve the underlying issue causing the pain or tension and address the root cause.