The body is like a clock. When one gear is misaligned, the whole clock malfunctions. Osteopaths believe everything is connected. Book a consultation today!
Do you need Osteopathy?
It might be the incessant buzzing of silence, your adorable crying baby, or maybe the light beaming in from the window. The migraine came from somewhere, but the reasons prior are only triggers. The root cause may stem from an internal issue. Your entire body is connected. The muscles that hold your bones, the ligaments that cradle your joints, each have a place and function. They all work together, and affect each other when something is out of sync. Like the gears in a clock, when there is a shift in mechanics, everything stops working.
What is Osteopathy?
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, Osteopathic treatments may help. Osteopathy is a non-invasive treatment where the aim is to restore the body to its natural functions by treating the areas of imbalance. Osteopathic practitioners believe everything is connected, and in order for treatment to be effective, balance must be restored. Classical osteopathic treatments will include various techniques to improve movement and reduce pain. Some of the common treatment techniques would include soft tissue manipulation – designed to stimulate circulation and fluid flow within the body. Where there are limitations in range of motion, osteopaths will focus on muscular and ligamentous structures, or passive joint movement.
How does it work?
Think of it like a mix between a Massage Therapist and a Chiropractor without any invasive procedures. However, this practice is completely unique. Osteopathic treatments involve a thorough assessment of your body’s structure, posture and how you move. Like a horologists, Osteopaths listen to your body if any gears are out of sync due to a misalignment. What differs is Osteopaths don’t just treat the area of pain, they must thoroughly search to see what is causing that pain. Looking for areas of restriction and lack of motion through our diagnostic tools.
Once the practitioner identifies the areas of restriction, they work to mobilize these areas to restore normal motion. Like an onion, the osteopath skillfully works layer by layer of the muscle until motion is restored. The patient enjoys a gentle and relaxing massage. Therefore, restoring the balance within the whole body.
Osteopaths prefer a logical approach, and thorough assessment of the body. This allows for amazing results. By looking at the whole body, knowing all the anatomy, and how one area of the body can influence another, effective and rational treatment to each individual is provided.
What else is Osteopathy effective for?
As a result of dealing with the whole body, Osteopaths can help with a number of ailments including:
- foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- back pain, neck pain,
- hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- postural problems due to sports injury, or repetitive strain.
If you are experiencing one of these problems, or if you’re curious if Osteopathy can help you, please contact Fairview Physiotherapy.