Osteopathy was founded by Dr. Andrew Still. a medical practitioner of Baldwin, Kansas, USA in 1874. The Philosophy of Dr. Still embraces the concept of the unity between the living organism’s function and structure of the body. These are known as the osteopathic principles, which are:
- A human being is a dynamic unit of function, including the concept of body-mind and spirit
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated at all levels.
- A human being has inherent self-defending, repairing, and healing mechanisms.
Although each Osteopath Manual Therapist is unique, my treatments are consistent with the three osteopathic principles. The treatment begins with an assessment. When I feel that I have received enough information through hands-on palpations, and special test, I will discuss and explain the results with you (the client). If you’re in agreement with my explanation, we will then proceed with the treatment.
The focus of Osteopathic treatment is to treat the problem rather than the symptoms. Therefore, I treat many areas that can relate to the specific problem area, including many different systems of the body (the cranium, the viscera, the muscular, and finally the fascial systems).
Depending upon your particular conditions, you may feel some initial soreness. This is a typical response and means your body is adjusting. After two days, if your soreness increases, please contact me immediately.