“Osteopathy is based on the perfection of nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease. When the parts are readjusted disease gives place to health. The work of the osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal to the normal; then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition.” – A.T. Still – Founder of Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health care. It recognises the inter-related nature of all systems within the body. Osteopathic philosophy stems from the belief that rather than being made up of individual parts, humans function as a whole – one unit of body, mind and spirit where structure and function are directly related to, and reflective of one another. Furthermore, within each person there is an inbuilt mechanism that enables the body to self-heal and self-regulate.
Our bodies are meant to be healthy but sometimes injuries and illnesses can disrupt our natural state resulting in imbalance, pain or discomfort. Osteopathic treatments aim to restore your body’s natural state of health by re-aligning and re-balancing your body as a whole.
In Australia, osteopaths complete a full time, 5 year University degree and must be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency).
Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial osteopaths treat more then just your head; we treat your whole body. Light pressure is applied to different areas of your body to encourage the release of any strain or tension that may be compromising your health. Treatments are extremely relaxing and many patients report that they can actually feel their body unwinding as they are worked on.
The philosophy behind this approach recognises that our natural state of being is health and that the capacity to heal is inherent within all of us. The same forces that power our growth and development in the womb are also responsible for the repair and recovery of our cells later in life. The effects of these forces can be felt in all your body’s tissues as an underlying motion that provides you with energy, health and life.
Injuries and illnesses can restrict this motion resulting in physical and emotional strains being held in the body for weeks, months or even years. With each new stress or strain the body finds it harder to adapt and respond to their environment increasing their risk of further injury or illness. By supporting the health that is already present, our osteopaths are able to help your body recover from these injuries and restore it’s natural sense of balance.