What Does This Osteopathy Treat?
- 15 February 2017
- dane woon
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In short, osteopathy treats you, the person. Not just your sore shoulder or bad back.
Because of the wholistic nature of the osteopathy treatments, they are now recommended for the large number of problems to a wide range of patients. But being more specific, here are some of the important areas in which these Osteopathy Treatments proved very popular. Have a look at a just few major areas that osteopathy treatments can help!
1. Injury or pain:
The pain of the soft tissues including muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Moreover, osteopathy has also proved advantageous in treating joint pain which is a very common problem these days such as a large number of people are suffering from the hip or knee pain or, for example: arthritis. Approximately 3.6% of the global population suffer from knee osteoarthritis, equating to approximately 250 million people. An osteopath will encourage motion and activity to maintain joint structure, eg walking, cycling, advise a reduction in activity involving twisting or jumping.
Increase joint space, reduce load on the knee, address de compensatory patterns. Osteopaths are able to help managee these injuries, including the sprains, whiplash or strains
2. Regulating the nervous system:
Osteopaths believe that the body has the ability to heal itself. If you’re sympathetics or the ‘fight or flight’ part of you nervous system always stimulated then you never get a chance to heal. Balancing the autonomic nervous system is important for self healing and homeostasis.
If you are pregnant then you will observe the change of the posture because of the extra weight that you are carrying and this compensation can cause the pain usually in the lower back and hips. Along with the hormone relaxin (that is released during pregnancy to aid with the labour) this will make the joints more lax and prone to minor strains. You should consider a visit to the osteopath as they will advise you regarding your posture and exercises to help manage the pain. Osteopaths are fully trained in obstetric care.
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