About Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. An Osteopath will observe posture, may check joints, skin, muscle tone and viscera via palpation (sensing through touch which is a highly developed skill that Osteopaths use for diagnosis). The Osteopath will explain the problem and discuss the line of treatment. Every patient responds differently to pain and treatment, and therefore, treatment sessions and frequency are dependent upon multiple factors. Typically, patients with acute pain receive four treatments on an average, maintaining a gap of several days in between therapies. Chronic problems may require more sessions on a less frequent basis.

Osteopaths Are Qualified To Observe Areas Of The Body Using A Highly-Developed Sense Of Touch, Known As Palpation, In Order To Determine Circumstances And Identify The Body’s Points Of Weakness Or Extreme Strain. Apart From That Osteopath Will Discuss With You The Most Suitable Treatment Plan, Estimating The Number Of Sessions Required To Treat Your Condition Effectively. And If Your Osteopath Thinks That Your Situation Is Unlikely To Take Action Against Osteopathic Action, Then You’ll Be Directed About How To Look For Further Treatment.

The Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques Are Form Of Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Manual Medicine Which Is A Patient–Centered, Rather Than Disease-Centered, Form Of Health Care.

Osteopathic Techniques Are Meant For Facilitating Normal Self-Regulating Mechanisms In The Body On Areas Of Tissue Strain, Stress Or Dysfunction That May Impede Normal Neural, Vascular And Biochemical Mechanisms.

Osteopathy Treatment Methods Integrate Musculoskeletal, Visceral And Craniosacral Systems As A Whole. It Is Not In Conflict With Any Other System Of Medicine, Rather It Is Complementary And Synergistic, And Speeds Up The Effects Of Any Other Treatment Being Followed.

Dr Richa Srivastava