Our body constantly strives to maintain balance and harmony. This means that all human beings have the innate ability to heal themselves. If you get a cut or break a bone your body’s own healing mechanisms restore the injured area to its previous state before the injury. These healing mechanisms are directed by the same forces which dictated how our body’s developed as we grew. Biodynamic osteopathy treats the patient’s wholeness, aiming to establish direct contact with the body’s developmental, self- healing, self-balancing, self-adaptive processes.
Instead of searching for symptoms or even dysfunction, the osteopath focuses attention on recognizing the priorities set by the client’s innate health and reinforces them.
Illness and lesions manifest themselves as asynchronous movement in the system that never occur just locally, but in the whole. As such, they can be recognized by an osteopath before external symptoms develop. Sometimes, pain, illness, or disease occurs where there has been a temporary or long-standing disconnect from the body’s inherent self-healing, self-restorative, self-adapting or developmental forces. Biodynamic osteopathy looks to connect with those developmental forces and re-establish or improve connection where it has been reduced or lost.