What is Osteopathy?

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy was founded in the late 1800's by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, who demonstrated that mechanical problems in the body not only lead to aches and pains, but also influence the function of the internal organs, thus contributing to many ailments and illnesses.

Osteopathy is specifically designed to correct these problems, without the use of drugs, based on the principle that the body is self-renewing, self-regenerating and self-recuperating and can therefore heal itself, given the optimal mechanical function to do so.
Whenever good health is compromised, symptoms or disease can develop, thus Osteopaths seek to understand what has gone wrong and why, rather than just the resulting condition.

Bones, ligaments, muscles and joints all have a profound effect on the functioning of the body's systems, the correction of these through Osteopathic treatment can make a significant improvement in restoring good health and overall well-being.
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Specialist Paediatric Osteopaths are further trained to recognise and address similar issues for an age group that may be unable to verbalise problems, in a body that is in constant change caused by growth and development. Paediatric Osteopathy, also known as children's osteopathy, baby osteopathy and cranial osteopathy, commonly find that problems presented later in life can be traced back to mechanical insults arising in childhood or earlier life. Thus appropriate management of these when they occur can reduce their impact on health throughout life. James Bibby & Associates are specialist Paediatric Osteopaths based in Haywards Heath and are within easy reach from Burgess Hill, Brighton and the surrounding Sussex areas.

Osteopathy can help with the following problems

Osteopaths use a wide variety of approaches such as, soft tissue massage, stretching techniques, joint manipulation and articulation to the more subtle use of cranial Osteopathy techniques to correct problems within the body and restore optimal health. Added advice on stretching, strengthening exercises or postural changes are often incorporated to aid recovery, in both the short and long term management of any problem seen.

Book a paediatric osteopathy appointment today at James Bibby & Associates Registered Osteopaths in Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill
 by calling 01444 248002 

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