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Osteopathy In Singapore: An Overview

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive, and holistic manual therapy approach that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. Osteopaths in Singapore work with the function and structure of the human body. This study is based on the principle that a patient’s well-being is heavily dependent on the skeleton, ligaments, connective tissues, and muscles working together smoothly and in harmony.

In particular, osteopaths focus on manipulating and strengthening the joints, muscles, and spine to positively assist with the patient’s sleep cycles and their body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in the body through skilled evaluation, diagnosis, and a wide range of hands-on techniques. 

Osteopathic Treatment In Singapore

Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for the general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation and manipulation of specific joints and soft tissues using direct or indirect techniques. 

Patients can seek the help of an osteopath in Singapore for a wide array of conditions, such as neck and back pain, scoliosis, sciatica, arthritic changes, and postural issues caused by work strain or driving. However, treatments are not limited to these conditions. An osteopath can also help with the following ailments:

  • General neck and back pains
  • Joint issues, including those associated with arthritis and bursitis
  • Chronic headaches arising from the neck, such as tension and cervicogenic headaches
  • Migraines
  • Shoulder and knee conditions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports-related injuries like an ACL tear, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Benefits Of Visiting An Osteopath


Osteopaths subscribe to the philosophy that our body possesses the natural ability to self-regulate and heal. Therefore, the focus of osteopathy is to get to the root cause of the patient’s symptoms. After treatment, patients are likely to experience a reduction in their symptomatic pain and discomfort. However, alleviating pain is not the only benefit of osteopathic treatment. Other benefits include

1. Ease pregnancy symptoms

Hormonal and structural changes during and after pregnancy can cause significant discomfort to the mother. For example, the hips will often widen to make it easier for the baby to exit the birth canal. However, these changes can cause muscle tension, ongoing discomfort, and systemic stress on a woman’s body. An osteopath can help mitigate these issues and alleviate the aches and structural changes that a woman endured during and after pregnancy.

2. Improving the immune system

Osteopaths can help patients increase lymphatic drainage and enhance thoracic mobility through osteopathic manual therapy. These techniques can help bolster the patient’s lymphatic system, leading to better regulation of their body’s organ functions and improved overall immunity. 

3. Improving body circulation

Osteopaths can assist to restore balance in a patient’s body by working to assist their body circulation. They will identify the cause of the poor circulation and seek to resolve this issue via suitable osteopathic treatment methods such as dry needling, massage and manipulation of the muscles, or lymphatic drainage techniques. This leads to improved circulation, leading to a better distribution of nutrients in the body.

4. Aid relaxation and sleep

Chronic pain can cause severe disruptions to a patient’s lifestyle. If the pain is too intense, patients may face difficulty relaxing or falling asleep. An osteopath can prevent these issues by pinpointing the source of the pain. They can then develop a suitable treatment plan involving the gentle and subtle manipulation of the muscle and soft tissues to relieve the pain. 

If the chronic pain is caused by a more serious condition, the osteopath may recommend undergoing test screenings and other conventional treatments like surgery to resolve the issue.

Osteopathic Services Available

1. Osteopathy

Osteopathy is suitable for patients who prefer a gentler approach to their treatment. This treatment utilises soft manipulative pressure to stimulate the body, thereby releasing the stress accumulated within the patient. Osteopathy is a viable treatment for a wide array of conditions, including

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pre and post-natal conditions
  • Colic
  • Stress, depression, and fatigue
  • Sinusitis
  • Period pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux

2. Dry needling

Dry needling aims to reduce tension by inserting thin solid needles through the skin and into the body’s trigger points, stimulating the muscle tissues and releasing tension. This treatment method is often used as part of a comprehensive osteopathic treatment for the patient’s medical problem.

3. Injury rehabilitation

Sufficient rehabilitation is necessary for the body to compensate for any loss of strength or movement as a result of an injury. Without proper rehab, the potential of a re-injury is high. Our osteopaths can examine your injury and prescribe suitable exercises to strengthen the muscles and prevent further injuries in the future.

4. Sports therapy

Athletes are likely to experience sports-related injuries due to their profession. As such, proper injury management is essential for those participating in regular sports. Our osteopaths utilise osteopathic manipulative therapy techniques to stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, accelerating your soft tissue healing. We also offer other osteopathic manual therapy and rehabilitation exercises as part of our comprehensive approach to sports injury management.

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