At Belmont Osteopathy Clinic we offer Osteopathic services that aim to improve your health and well being. From headaches, back and neck pain, sports or work injuries through to pregnancy care, joint or nerve problems, we help treat a wide variety of conditions using manual techniques.
Osteopathy is a hands on approach to healthcare recognizing the important link between the structures of your body and the way it works. Manual Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health and well-being.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands on techniques, Osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilizations of specific joints and soft tissues.
Manual Osteopaths identify, assess, and treat body’s structures and rhythms using a gentle, hands-on approach. This fundamental technique is called Osteopathic palpation. Manual Osteopaths develop a very sensitive sense of touch to master Osteopathic palpation. Osteopathic palpation is what makes Manual Osteopathy different from other forms of Therapy.
The philosophy of Osteopathy is what sets it apart from other medical disciplines. The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment assists the body with pain minimization, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.
Our goal is to help you maximize your health, well-being and mobility by addressing and treating the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms.