Osteopathy is manual medicine that is non-invasive and does not involve any drugs. It focuses on the overall health of the body by treating and strengthening the different joints and muscles as well as the spine. Its objective is to affect the body’s circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems in a positive manner. An osteopath in Toronto aims to balance all the systems in order to promote good health and wellbeing.
The philosophy of osteopathy is that the body functions together in such a way that if one part is restricted, then the rest of the body would need to pick up the slack and do extra work. This situation may lead to pain, stiffness and inflammation, among other things. Osteopathy could help minimize pain and stress, and give the body greater mobility so it could heal itself. It is believed that the body is capable of healing itself and that no traditional medication is really needed.