Osteopathic treatment concentrates on the relationship between the structure of the body – the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues – and the way the body moves and functions.
Particular attention is paid to the spine, as it is the main channel for transmitting nerve signals from the brain to the organs and other parts of the body.
To an osteopath, the body functions as a complete, working system. So any problems that affect the body structure will upset the balance of our general health. For this reason, an osteopath will not want to simply ease a specific problem, such as a pain in the neck. The osteopath will also want to know what is causing that pain. It could be anything from physical injury to mental anxiety.