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Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual therapy that balances the body’s structure to restore motion and improve alignment to better your health and wellness. Our goal is to help find and restore problematic function in your body that leads aches, pains and other forms of acute and chronic conditions.
Issues with breathing, digestive problems, headaches, migraines among lots of others may benefit from osteopathic care. Practitioners will address structures (fascia, muscle, ligamentous structures) to improve their motion and function to facilitate the whole body to work the way its intended to.
Sprains, strains, spasms as well as other abrupt injuries can be painful and troublesome. The practitioner will direct their effort on the whole body with particular attention on structure above and below the injury to ensure the best conditions for recovery.
Aside from weight-bearing protection and serving as a conduit to our spinal cord (and therefore the brain) it bridges our upper and lower-half any structural deviation in the spine may result in breathing issues, reproductive problems, digestive problems, neuropathies among others. Whether it is the entire column or single segment the entire spine remains a focal point in treatment.
”Osteopathy is based on the perfection of Nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health”
- Andrew Taylor Still
At Physiotherapy and Beyond we are fortunate to have a Classically trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. A Classically trained Osteopath is one that utilizes their knowledge of mechanics, principles, anatomy and physiology to apply a treatment, as opposed to a technique-based approach, in order to provide a treatment catered for the patient on the table.
We use a holistic approach meaning we explore whole body. The body may manifest pain in one area but the source of the problem maybe coming from another part entirely. For instance shoulder pain may ultimately be an ankle issue by ways of deviations in structure and other associated limitations. Our practitioner will work towards finding and correcting limitations throughout the body so everything can function the way it should.
Following a treatment patients may feel like a similar sensation as they would post-workout, appreciating that their body is ultimately adjusting to any changes made.Practitioners assess and treat each individual differently using their body’s framework. Treatments are uniquely applied to correct imbalance in structures and their associated dysfunction.
All manual treatment approaches are guided by the response from each individual and their body's needs. Treatment application can include muscle energy, myofascial, and ligamentous articular releases among others.