Everyone experiences acute or chronic pain at some time in their lives. There are many factors that cause pain, it can be a result of repetitive motion, injury, sport’s related, aging, arthritis, improper posture, and illness and so on. When the structure of your body has been compromised, your body can not function optimally. Some people will try over the counter pain medications, anti-inflammatory’s or natural remedies to help decrease the pain. That is not always enough so they will need more hands-on methods to correct the issue.
Manual Osteopathy uses soft movements that gently manipulate the tissue, bone, joint, ligaments to reduce pain and correct the cause of the pain. Osteopathy uses a hands-on, gentle holistic body treatment to realign your spine and limbs so that inflammation and pain is reduced and eventually alleviated. This treatment specifically works on your joints, spine, ligaments and muscles.
An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner will use methods like Muscle Energy Technique which works at improving musculoskeletal and joint functions. This method creates more space in between the joints, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and muscle spasm. This can help ones with chronic pain, for example osteoarthritis, depending on the client’s needs.
Joint Mobilization is another technique using soft movements of the skeletal joint. This method is great for frozen shoulder, bones, ligaments and muscles in between bones creating more space so there is less pain and inflammation increases range of motion
Part of the healing treatment is ergonomics, stretches and exercises that will complement the treatment.
Manual osteopathy: Review…
- relieves arthritis, back pain, headaches and TMJ
- relieves chronic joint and muscle pain
- increases range of motion and flexibility in the joints
- reduces inflammation and increases circulation
- reduces muscle spasms
- corrects postural problems