Why should you see an osteopath?
- Osteopaths tend to work more with their hands.
- If people who primarily focus on muscles at one end of a spectrum (i.e., massage therapists to relax or personal trainers to strengthen) and people who primarily focus on joints at the other (i.e., chiropractors), osteopaths sit in the middle, and can treat both extremely well.
- Visceral Manipulation: Manual osteopaths use visceral manipulation to treat organs and viscera of the body, including the liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas, intestines, bladder, uterus, lungs, and heart.
- Osteoarticular Technique: this technique is less forceful than joint manipulations. We use this technique to reduce muscle spasms near a joint.
- Craniosacral Osteopathy: The goal of this technique is to adjust the body’s physiology by restoring balance to the circulation of the blood and other body fluids.
An osteopath can treat you with following problems: Conditions can be treated are thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, ankle sprains, tennis and golfer's elbow, piriformis syndrome, sciatica etc.
- Bone Pain
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Headaches And Migraines
- Complex Sports Injuries
- Any Physical Disabilities
- Work Related Injuries Or Pain
- Post Fracture / Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Core Muscle Strengthening
- Swallowing Difficulties
- Digestive Problems
Showing up for treatment: Wear comfortable clothing which allows the body to freely move. (No dresses or skirts are allowed during treatment, wear tracks and comfortable bottoms)
- Patients remain fully clothed at all times during the treatment
- Minimal amount of jewelry should be worn, or be ready to take it out for a while.
- Long hair should be put up in a bun to allow access to the neck for palpation
What to expect when you come in for treatment: Treatments have 1 goal, to align the body, giving the body the best chance to heal
- Treatments do not involve machines ? Treatments involve gentle touch, and effort of the patient initiating muscles softly
- Treatments do not involve forceful pressure or “cracking”
- Every treatment treats the body as a whole, more focus being put on areas in which the practitioner finds issues with, through many years of experienced palpation and knowledge.
What to expect when you finish the treatment: Be prepared to have discomfort, uneasiness and soreness in the area treated, for about 24-48 hours, this is the most common post treatment.