Osteopathy is a holistic hands-on approach to manual medicine developed by Dr. A.T. Still in 1874. The science of Osteopathy includes knowledge in anatomy and physiology of the whole body for diagnosis and treatment.

It is based on the principles that:
  1. The body is a unit in that all parts must work together as a whole.
  2. The body has an inherent ability for self-regulation and repair in order to maintain a state of health.
  3. Structure and function are interrelated, i.e. if the body’s structure is altered it will limit optimal functioning.  Likewise poor function can affect structural integrity, e.g. in rheumatoid arthritis an overactive immune system results in damage to the structure of the joints and organs.
At Blueprint Osteopathy our treatment of choice is Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) or "Cranial Osteopathy".  This is a very gentle, non-invasive technique and requires no "cracking of the joints". It is very safe and effective for all ages from newborn.