Osteopathy: The Key to Life is Balance
Osteopathic practitioners work with the joints, muscles, and spine, aiming to positively affect some of the body’s most important systems.
Osteopathy is a drug-free, manual form of healing which focuses on the inner relationship between function and structure of the body. Osteopathic principles strongly believe in the body’s self-healing ability.
Osteopathic practitioners work with the joints, muscles, and spine, aiming to positively affect some of the body’s most important systems, including the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic system. Being a part of the manual medicine treatments means that both diagnosis and treatments are carried by hands.
What is Osteopathy?
The overall health and well-being of one’s body heavily rely on the way internal structures work with each other. Everything needs to be in balance for optimal health results, and osteopathy helps achieve this balance.
Over time, the body loses its ability to self-heal and self-regulate for various reasons: injury, trauma, passive lifestyle, aging, illness, stress, etc. Osteopathy includes various hands-on techniques used to manipulate the entire body in order to improve circulation and help altered biomechanics fall back into place.
Unlike many other treatments, osteopathy doesn’t focus on treating a certain area of the body. Instead, an osteopathic practitioner uses special manual techniques to balance the whole body, including all body systems. This provides overall health and wellbeing. It removes restrictions in the tissue, helping the patients recover faster and be more mobile.
Techniques include various movements and stretching, deep tissue massage and manipulation of joints, gentle pressure, and resistance.
Who is it for?
Osteopathy can be beneficial to nearly any person on this planet, as it contributes to the wellbeing of the human body as a whole. It can be used as a recovery treatment for many conditions, including:
- Hip, knee, foot, and ankle pain
- Neck pain and back pain
- Shoulder, hand and elbow pain
- Postural problems
- Sports injuries
- Digestive problems
In addition to treating actual conditions, osteopathy can be of great help to seniors, enabling them to stay active and mobile for as long as possible.
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