Our Winter Theme is When Our Body is “Tuned Well” it Performs Well.
Need to improve posture? Improve Circulation? Promote deeper breathing? Reduce sleeplessness? Reduce back pain? Did you know that an Osteo can help?!
Osteopathy recognizes the relationship between structure and function. A simple analogy is the garden hose. If it is twisted (distorted structure) it can’t function optimally. Similarly, if our human structure is compromised due to posture, injury, traumatic or lifestyle patterns then our physiology is compromised. Circulation, nerve supply, hormone secretion, etc are compromised. So when our body is “tuned well” it performs well.
Posture is something most of us take for granted. We tend to only think about it when something goes wrong. But having poor posture can be the cause of, or contribute to, many ongoing issues such as:
-Neck, back or shoulder pain
-Tight and tender muscles
-Respiratory problems such as asthma and breathing difficulty
-Lack of energy
-General irritability or low moods
Posture can slowly and naturally improve as the spine and muscles around the spine become more flexible and supple. Improved posture also aids in breathing and less tension throughout the body.
Having an osteopathic treatment for your posture may improve your body awareness, stability and strength.
An improvement in both blood and lymph circulation helps your body gain strength and maximizes your energy level. Especially during the winter months when circulation and metabolisms may be slower, osteopathic manual treatment can help in removing toxins in the blood and encouraging fresh energy to circulate easily.
Efficient circulation also helps in muscle recovery, growth, and promotes the natural healing process.
Promote Deeper Breathing:
Deep breathing is vital to ensure that oxygen circulates easily throughout your body, and encourages healing and growth in the process. Decreased oxygen circulation results in headaches, tension aches, and random muscle pain that can accumulate into a significant problem over time.
By enhancing your oxygen intake, you will naturally promote the release of toxins and negative energy within the body.
Reduce Back Pain:
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosing and treating conditions that focuses on the structure and functioning of your whole body. It’s based on the idea that your general health and wellbeing depend on your bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues all working smoothly together. Back pain is one of the main conditions for which people seek help from an Osteopathic practitioner.
Osteopathic Manual Therapists use techniques like massage, mobilization and cranial work to try to reduce your pain and prevent it from coming back.
Pain and discomfort can lead to a lack of sleep or restless nights. This can make it harder for the body to function adequately, and reduce the ability to cope with pain. Osteopathy has been shown to reduce sleeplessness and insomnia resulting from chronic pain.
How has your sleep been? If you feel your sleep is suffering and would like some help, Manual Osteopathy assessment and treatment has been shown to help improve sleep.
Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders such as back and neck pain, sciatica, sporting injuries, and postural strain. Put simply, optimizing structural balance allows the physiology to perform optimally.
Osteopathy is effective for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. It offers an approach with gentle non-invasive techniques. An osteopathic assessment is so refined that the osteopathic manual practitioner can detect dysfunction without necessarily even having the benefit of a specific complaint, often difficult to obtain from young children.
“We are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way.”