Sutherland Cranial College

Osteopathy is a therapeutic system of diagnosis and treatment which addresses structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body. It is both science and healing art. Osteopathy recognizes that the body is an intrinsically self-healing, self-regulating, self-adjusting organism. Osteopaths believe that physical imbalances and strains can impair the ability of the body to maintain itself in a state of health. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the anatomical area of the body which is producing symptoms but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to restore health and wellbeing.

Osteopaths consider that health is not simply the absence of disease or pain. It is a state of balance and harmony between the body, mind and spirit of a person. In health a person's body should be able to deal with health challenges, trauma or stressful situations and restore itself to optimum health afterwards.