"Structural Osteopathy is a firmer method of treatment, or one that aims to address the physical body alone. A practitioner's direct intervention will create a physical change within the tissues of the body: the body itself will then adapt to this change. The human body is viewed as a machine, that responds to externally applied mechanical intervention".
Do you recognised any of the following attributes within yourself? If so, then a Structural Method of treatment is likely best for you.
I have a rich, active and fulfilling outer life.
I value personal attributes of resiliency and strength.
I have generally responded best to firmer treatment methods.
I prefer treatments where it feels like something is being done to me!
I like treatments where a practitioner solves my physical problems.
I like to look at life in a straight forward way - "what you see is what you get".
Physical problems require physical solutions.
I like to keep myself busy.
These are broad generalisations: people may have an affinity for elements of both a structural and functional method of treatment. If this is the case, then it is likely you will receive greater benefit from the functional method (with the very occasional structural addition).