“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 whole body 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 than just your head; we treat your whole body. Light pressure is applied to different areas of your body to encourage the release of strain or tension in your muscles, joints and bones. Treatments aim to be as gentle as possible by supporting the health that is already present and helping your body to recover from injuries and illnesses that may have affected your body’s overall balance. The treatment is usually very relaxing with some patients even falling asleep.
The Biodynamic View of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field was developed by Dr. James Jealous as a holistic teaching model after several decades of study and practice into the principles and practice of Osteopathy. The philosophy behind this approach recognises that our natural state of being is health and that as dynamic living organisms, our bodies have the capacity to heal.
Cranial osteopathy is often sought after for babies and children and adults with injuries or chronic and complex health conditions.