What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that encompasses the healing power of nature. Its philosophy states that the body is a vital, living machine, which already possesses everything it needs to self-heal. When the body is structurally sound, this ability is present and occurring without conscious thought. However, this self-healing ability is hindered when the body’s physical structure becomes impaired. The trained osteopath will use a variety of manual techniques in order to adjust the body and restore its natural self-healing abilities.

The osteopathy provided at the OIHC is a classical form of osteopathy. This means it stays true to the founding principles of the profession as established by the founding father: Andrew Taylor Still. Classical osteopaths are thoroughly educated in anatomy, physiology and pathology in order to treat a wide range of conditions from pain to organ dysfunction. We currently staff a rehabilitative manual practitioner who is completing her studies in osteopathic manual therapy. If osteopathy sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact us to book an appointment.