What is Osteopathy?
“The goal of an osteopathic treatment is to affect a more efficient interchange between all the fluids of the body and across all their tissue interfaces.”
-William G. Sutherland, D.O., founder of Cranial Osteopathy
William Garner Sutherland, D.O., discovered, developed and taught Cranial Osteopathy in the early to mid-1900s. Cranial Osteopathy is a very subtle and gentle approach to the treatment of the whole body (not just the head as the name implies). Cranial Osteopathy examines the complex structure of the head in detail and its considerable influence on the health of the whole body via its connection to the spine. It is seen as an expansion of the general principles of osteopathy that include a special understanding of the central nervous system and the surrounding fluid, its connective tissue covering, and a mechanism called primary respiration. Those who wish to practice Cranial osteopathy train intensively through post-graduate studies.