Here at the Active Healthcare Clinic in Sheffield, we are regularly asked "what is osteopathy?" If you do have any questions following reading this, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us. Osteopathy is a gentle treatment that aims to relieve pain by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints. Osteopaths believe that wellbeing depends on bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together in an integrated manner. The body functions as an entire unit and therefore treatment for a condition should take a look at the person as a whole.
If a single body part is restricted due to an injury, other areas of the body may adjust themselves in order to compensate for this. This can lead to pain, stiffness or inflammation in other areas of the body - not just the area where the injury occurred. For example, someone who is experiencing pain in the hips may be doing so because of an injury to their back.
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