Exploring the Healing Power of Osteopathy

About Osteopathy: 

Osteopathic manual therapy is a specialized holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopathy’s employ gentle manual techniques to balance all systems of the body which provides overall health and well being. By identifying and addressing issues with the spine, muscles, tendons, and joints, it enhances the health of the entire body by improving the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous system. By adjusting and integrating the structural alignment of the body, osteopathy helps to decrease stress and minimize pain. 

What to expect during your first osteopathic treatment  

Are you considering trying out osteopathy for the first time but feeling a bit unsure about what to expect? Well, fear not! In this blog post, we will walk you through everything you need to know about what to expect during your first osteopathic treatment.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that osteopathy is all about treating you as a whole, not just focusing on your symptoms. So, during your initial consultation, your osteopath will take the time to listen to your concerns, ask you questions about your health and lifestyle, and record all the important information in your case notes.

After gathering all the necessary information, your osteopath will then move on to examining your body. This may involve asking you to remove some clothing so they can properly assess the areas causing you discomfort. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the examination, don’t hesitate to speak up and let your osteopath know.

During the examination, your osteopath may ask you to perform simple movements and stretches to observe your posture and mobility. They may also use their hands to examine your joints through palpation, which is a highly developed sense of touch that helps them identify any areas of concern.

Once the examination is complete, your osteopath will discuss their findings with you and create a suitable treatment plan. This plan may include osteopathic manipulation techniques (OMT) to help restore your body’s normal functioning. There are various OMT techniques that your osteopath may use, such as soft tissue techniques, muscle energy techniques, and thrust techniques, each designed to address different issues and restore motion to your joints.

So, there you have it – a brief overview of what to expect during your first osteopathic treatment. Remember, osteopathy is all about treating you as a whole and helping your body function at its best. So, don’t be afraid to give it a try and experience the benefits for yourself! 

Side note: Don’t forget to wear comfortable loose clothing! 

Conditions commonly treated with Osteopathy 

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Lower and upper back problems (sciatica, stenosis, discopathy, strains, sprains)
  • Neck and head/cranium problems (whiplash, discopathy, concussions, suture restrictions)
  • Peripheral joints problems due to strains, sprains, overuse, osteoarthritis and degenerative diseases
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Postural problems
  • Nerve impingement
  • Digestive problems 
  • Respiratory problems 
  • Genito-urinary problems (kidney infections, incontinence, menstrual problems)
  • Eye, ear, nose and throat ailments
  • Insomnia

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