Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health care that strives to balance all the systems of the body, and provide overall good health and wellbeing.
It is drug-free and non-invasive, focusing on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Osteopathy’s aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
There are many different types of Osteopathic techniques which are built upon the osteopathic philosophy of restoration or organic and non-organic movement.
These techniques allow the body’s structures to operate with maximum capability, and restore lost functions. Most importantly, freedom from restriction allows the body’s own healing mechanisms to bring about deep and lasting healing. Below are just a few of the many techniques within the scope of Osteopathy.
• Cranial Osteopathy
• Visceral Osteopathy
• Myofascial Release
• Lymphatic Technique
• Muscle Energy Technique
• Ligamentous Articular Strain
• Still Technique
• Functional Technique
• Chapman’s Reflexes
• High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrusting & Osteoarticular Technique
• Somatoemotional Release
BENEFITS OF OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
What are the benefits of Osteopathic Treatment?
- Removes the underlying cause of pain
- Reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Increases range of motions in the joints
- Treats spinal problems resulting from poor posture or spinal disk injuries
- Relieves chronic pain through non-invasive treatment
- Decreases the stress on the joints
- Reduces tension in the body
- Relieves tension headaches and migraine headaches
- Helps the body to adapt to hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy
- Reduces scars and adhesion
- Treats trauma resulting from accidents (Sport injuries, Motor vehicle injuries)
- Encourages the body to heal itself
- Increase circulation
- Reduces blood pressure
How does Osteopathy help the body to heal itself?
The body is often able to take care of itself, to compensate for injury. However, in some instances, the injury is greater than the body’s ability to adapt or heal. In other instances the body is not currently capable to regroup to be able to heal itself. This inability may be created by a number of reasons, and the injuries, sometimes even minor ones, start to create a problem.
In those cases, treatment is necessary to restore the balance within your body and assist your body to be able to use it natural reserves and strengths to heal itself.
Osteopathic treatments are based on enabling your body to function properly.