The founder of Osteopathy, Dr. A. T. Still, viewed the body as a machine and said that if one component wasn’t working, it could have an effect on the whole system. As classically-trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, we work to find the cause of the dysfunction in the body, and not dwell on the presented side effects.
Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to bring health to all systems of the body by working with the musculoskeletal structure. It works with the body to regain/maintain health and wellness through gentle movements.
The body is a dynamic unit of function, meaning it functions best with motion. Osteopathy’s goal is to restore motion where it has been lost. This lost motion results in stagnant fluid and eventually leads to dis-ease. By removing any obstructions in the vessels (nerve, blood &/or lymphatics) and integrating the in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the practitioner can restore the lost motion and health.
Osteopathy can address a wide variety of concerns;
Muscle or joint pain
Headaches or migraines
Numbness and tingling
Urogenital system complaints
Osteopathy is covered by all external health benefits.
The founder of Osteopathy was Dr. Andrew T. Still. He coined the term Osteopathy in 1874 from Kirksville, Missouri. He invented the word by blending two Greek roots: osteon- for "bone" and -pathos for "suffering" in order to communicate his theory that disease and physiologic dysfunction were etiologically grounded in a disordered musculoskeletal system.
He was quoted as saying "The artery reigns supreme", signifying the importance of a healthy blood supply.
Kelley is a classically-trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner as a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association, which requires the highest standard of training in Canada.
Kelley believes the idea that the practitioner works with the body instead of against the body is what sets Osteopathy apart. The body is self-healing, just like Nature, so the practitioner bestows it the level of respect it deserves. The unique approach to the facilitation of healing that Osteopathy offers is what drew her into this field.
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