If your body is suffering from any form of physical pain but you don’t want to use or you’re tired of using drugs to relieve it and you’re looking for a surgical alternative, then Osteopathy is for you and you should consult an Osteopath.
The role of an Osteopath is to help relieve muscle strain, muscle spasms and through physical manipulation known as Osteopathy. This method is full of stretches, massages and other exercise techniques that are posture-correcting and don’t require any form of medication or surgery. Its aim is to treat the full body back to health by specifically targeting and strengthening your muscles, spine and joints.
Osteopaths work under the notion that our body systems are interconnected. Essentially, if an area of the body is restricted in some form then the rest of the body must compensate leading to physical issues such as inflammation, stiffness and other health problems.
During sessions, Osteopaths use treatments that are 90% hands-on when it comes to tending to patients, using a variety of gentle and forceful techniques in order to improve joint mobility and helping the body to heal. Examples of these techniques include soft tissue stretching and adding hands-on pressure to certain areas on the body – similar to physiotherapists, osteopaths aim to get your body back to good health and can give patients exercises to do at home as well as advice on necessarily lifestyle and dietary changes.
Many people visit an osteopath for various reasons including but not limited to:
● Lower back pain
● Sports injuries
● Neck pain
● Heel/foot pain
● Work injuries
● Postural problems
● Headaches and migraines
Osteopaths are also known to treat patients who suffer from digestive problems, asthma and arthritis. According to the NHS choices website, there is sufficient evidence that suggest that osteopathy is an effective relief method particularly for lower back pain.
Some other great ways to help aid your body to physical health is through Pilates. Consistently taking part in this low intensity exercise helps to increase your flexibility, gives you energy and makes your body stronger.