What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy a hands-on, non-invasive manual therapy that embraces the concept that structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are interrelated. It is a system of complexity, viewing the body as a whole and treating it as such, in order to restore balance among all its systems. Osteopathic practitioners work with both the mechanical and the fluidic movements of the body to encourage the flow of fluids, liberate tissues that are bordering or in direct contact to the areas of restrictions, improve the micro-movements of structures to gain the macro-movements and assist it in using its own self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms. When the systems are working optimally, the body can have the opportunity to self-heal while continuously combatting the demands of the internal and external environments.
A thorough clinical evaluation in conjunction with the Osteopathic clinical reasoning and palpatory skills, all will help decide the therapeutic strategy for each individual.
Osteopathy treatments can help with but not limited to the following:
- Back / neck / shoulder discomforts
- Pelvis / hip / knee / ankle / foot issues
- Achilles Tendonitis/ Plantar fasciitis
Arthritis (osteopathy / inflammatory)
- Pre and Post Natal
- Office related conditions
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sports injuries
- Nerve related issues
- And, more!
Osteopathy and Pregnancy
During pregnancy the structural and hormonal changes that occur can cause many discomforts such as:
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low back pain
- Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
- Round Ligament Syndrome
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Costa-Vertebral Pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Sacro-Iliac Pain
- Pelvic Floor Issues
- Lymphedemia (cankles)
- Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)
- And, more!
If you are in need of a tune-up, reach out and book an appointment.
“When the Body Gets working appropriately, the force of Gravity can flow through, then spontaneously, the body heals itself.” — Ida Rolf