Osteopathy is a manual healing art, which focuses on investigating and healing musculoskeletal problems. The most important aspects that define osteopathy and make it into a special healing art include its philosophy, healing techniques and a fundamental mastering of anatomy and physiology and clinical research. The philosophy of osteopathy is based on the continuous interaction of structure and action as well as on the ability of the body to heal itself. The task of the osteopath is to expedite this process to guide the functioning of the body into the right direction. This means that through a manual healing, the body is helped to function and to feel better. Healings in osteopathy aim at restoring the body’s normal functioning by using multifaceted manual techniques that affect the nervous system, blood circulation, joints and muscles. Osteopathy is the oldest school exercising manipulation and in Finland osteopaths are licensed health care professionals, registered by Valvira, the National Supervisory Authority for Social and Health Care.
The osteopath examines and treats for example pain in the back and neck as well as other musculoskeletal disorders, headaches and symptoms for stress, Osteopathic healing does not only include healing the symptom but also an attempt is always made to find the cause for the symptom and heal it. Osteopaths have a holistic understanding of how the body functions and finding the causes and resulting effects facilitates longer lasting results of the healing. The treatment aims to balance the functioning of the body and promote the independent healing mechanism of the body. A healing in osteopathy can heal pain in the areas of neck, shoulder and back as well as dizziness, headache, pain in the jaw joint as well as work and sports related strain injuries. The treatment is safe, relaxing, and efficient.