Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine which focuses on manual therapy and exercises to treat pain, particularly back pain or other joint pains. It is very popular with people who have some kind of musculoskeletal disorder, such as back pain, neck pain or sports injuries.
Osteopathy is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM therapies and practitioners are not considered conventional and mainstream. However, osteopathic treatments does adhere to the same modern medicine standards as allopathic medicine – that is, you can feel assured that it is safe if your osteopath has been trained to a high level.
In most countries, osteopaths have to be registered health professionals and trained to a high standard of anatomy and medical knowledge. More information about the training can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine
So why is this therapy so great that people go to their osteopath all the time?
One of the most important reasons people visit their osteopath is that it can be very effective in treating back pain or neck pain
According to research conducted by several institutes, people who have visited an osteopath usually feel much better afterwards! They are given exercises tailored specifically for them which they can practice at home and their pain is gone.
What conditions can be treated with osteopathy?
Osteopaths will treat a wide range of medical conditions, from back pain to headaches and everything in between. Some conditions that may be treated with osteopathy include arthritis, respiratory issues, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases, stress-related conditions such as anxiety and depression, PMS symptoms in women, infertility problems, and even ADD/ADHD.