What Can Osteopathy Treatment Do For You?
We all experience little aches and pains from time to time, especially with the hectic modern lifestyles that some of us lead. When these aches and pains keep coming back, however, it might be a chance to do something about it. This is where Osteopathy might be able to help you, and millions of people all over the world are now having Osteopathic treatment to cure all sorts of ailments.
As a treatment method, Osteopathy has a proven track record which has been shown over many years. Osteopathic methods work because they are concerned with the structure of the body and how it functions. Any shocks to the system, either mental or physical, can hurt how the body works. With the ‘Osteopathy Act’ which passed into UK law in 1993, Osteopathic practitioners and patients are covered by the same laws as traditional doctors and their patients.
The osteopathic examination would consider how the flattening has occurred. If it is because of the forces of labor, the effects often are mechanical; the trigger will lie inside a bony and membranous strain. The condyles, joints in the base of the skull onto the neck, are often affected, as may be the top of the neck. This is an important junctional area which resolves the forces of the head and also the cervical spine and may be the weakest region within the spine when the force of labor contractions does not create movement via the birth canal.
Working with their hands mainly, osteopaths use a broad array of methods to help the body’s inbuilt healing functions which will contribute to ease inflammation and pain in a particular area as well as improving its flexibility. Techniques used by Osteopaths include massage, body manipulation, joint articulation, and ultrasound is often used to see what is going on with a particular area of the body.
An Osteopathic technique that you may also have heard of is ‘Cranial-Sacral’ therapy. It works on the theory that there is a natural rhythm to the contraction and expansion of body tissue which is known as the ‘cranial rhythm.’ An Osteopath will use their hands to detect any problems in the cranial rhythm.
Contrary to what one might expect, this method is extremely gentle and involves the practitioner holding the base of the spine or the head in their hands to test for tightness or strains. While most patients fear that osteopathic treatment may be rough and painful, this treatment is said to be very relaxing.