What is Osteopathy

Manual therapy treatment that is an integrative medicine. Primarily, Osteopaths focus on abnormal joint movement patterns and possible presence of inflammatory changes when diagnosing and treating the body.

The approach is hands-on and centred around improving joint mobility, reducing soft tissue restrictions, and highlighting any muscular imbalances that may be associated. It focuses on the body “holistically” (or, as a whole), where it is important to consider not only the specific point of pain or dysfunction, but other contributing aspects that may be present elsewhere, both in and out of the body.

This means that although its approach is often musculoskeletal in nature, neurological, systemic and lifestyle health is also observed, to gain a greater understanding of each person’s specific needs. It is important to remember that other factors such as diet, sleep, levels of physical activity, occupation and mental health can all contribute to pain or dysfunction – no two individuals are the same and Osteopathy observes this.

What can benefit?

Back pain, neck pain, sports injuries – sprains, strains, tears. Recovering fractures/breaks. Headaches/migraines. Arthritis, rheumatisms. Pregnancy related lower back pain. Repetitive strain injury/occupational overuse injury, “Tech/text-neck”. Hip, knee, foot and ankle pains. Sciatica. Shoulder dysfunctions (rotator cuff injury/impingement, frozen shoulder). Tennis/Golfers elbow, wrist pain and carpal-tunnel syndrome. Whiplash associated disorders. And much more. 

Who can benefit?

Everyone! Oliver generally treats aged 10 years and up. You do not necessarily need to be in pain to seek treatment and its benefits. Preventative maintenance is just as beneficial as pain and injury management – especially in the fast-paced HK environment. Lots of people find treatment beneficial because “it feels nice” – this is ok too!

Is Osteopathy Safe?

Osteopathic treatment is totally safe. Treatment sessions and techniques used are totally catered to you and are supported by extensive medical history being taken prior.