Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the well being of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Therapists use physical manipulation, stretching and massage, with the aim of:
- increasing the mobility of joints
- relieving muscle tension
- improving blood supply to tissues
- helping the body to heal
Osteopathy helps with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:
- neck pain
- shoulder pain
- lower back pain
- problems with the pelvis, hips and legs
- problems with posture caused by driving, work or pregnancy
TECHNIQUES THAT WE OFFER:
General Osteopathic Treatment (G.O.T.)
Principles: GOT is a complete body treatment, articulation by articulation, aimed at removing the stiffness and articular blocks that prevent good circulation of fluids and free impulse of the nerves, to promote the whole body’s self-healing potential.
Indications: Health depends on good circulation of fluids and free impulse of nerves. GOT is a global method able to remove all obstacles. It is recommended for all types of illnesses and disorders since it stimulates the body’s self-healing power.
Fascia is the point of the body from which the illness is propagated
The goal of any therapist’s fascial work is to reduce the restrictions so tissues and joints are able to move better and there are fewer structural dysfunctions and imbalances
Fascial therapy stretches the fascia and it can be used anywhere there are fascial restrictions.
The therapist feels for the change in the tissue and then follows the release into the next barrier.
Indications for myofascial release include:
- Musculature injury – strain, sprain
- Chronic pain (including fibromyalgia)
- Scarring and post-surgical scars
Osteopathy for knee and hip
The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is a major weight-bearing joint and is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body.
Knee pain can have a number of different causes and can be painful , but also can be helped with the right advice, exercise and treatment.
Damage, strain or sprain to the structures of the knee can give rise to symptoms. It can be the result of a sudden injury as often seen in sports injuries or by repeatedly placing strain on an area of the knee.
Common symptoms in the knee include pain, stiffness, aching, pain, locking, swelling, limping and difficulty fully straightening or bending the knee.
Hip pain can be caused by a number of injuries or conditions. The most common cause of hip pain is inflamed tendons.
Hip pain can be related to a range of muscle or joint problems or it could be referred pain from your lower back.
Because the hip is the center of movement between the upper and lower parts of the body, it can easily be affected by poor movement control, posture or exercise.
Hip joint pain is often caused by a sitting position, landing awkwardly, certain sports, a sedentary lifestyle or arthritis.
Osteopathy for Feet
Pain can occur in the foot and ankles for a number of reasons.
The foot and ankle is made up of a number of small bones interconnected by ligaments, muscles and fascia all working together to give the strength, stability and flexibility the foot and ankle needs to function properly.
There are a variety of reasons that you could be experiencing foot pain.
The most common reasons are injuries or trauma to the feet. Because you spend so much time on your feet, it’s fairly easy to sprain the muscles in your feet or break one of your foot bones.
If the injury is not treated correctly from the time it occurred, it may not heal properly, causing pain for years to come.
Therapist can determine the source of your foot pain and will work to solve the issue at its source instead of just treating the symptoms.