Osteopathy is a manual type of healthcare that concedes the link between structure and functioning of the body. Osteopaths concentrate on how internal organs, connective tissue, circulation, nerves, muscles, joints and the skeleton perform as a single entity.
Osteopathy is a medical discipline which aims to restore the natural functioning of the body by treating the causes of imbalances and pain which may be the result of stress, illness, injury and other issues of daily life. It dwells on the philosophy that the body has a natural and innate capacity to heal by self-regulation.
Osteopaths treat your illness and pain by considering your body as a whole. The treatment by osteopaths can be used effectively to cure or reduce pain in a variety of spots like neck pain, back pain, ankle sprains and even, headaches.
- Identify and get rid of basic cause of pain
- Lower pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Correct wrong posture and injury in spinal disc
- Offer non-invasive remedy for chronic pain
- Offer joints enhanced range of motion
- Help body to adapt in stage of pregnancy.
- Get rid of migraines and headaches
- Enhance circulation
- Lower blood pressure
Surrey osteopaths use following types of treatments:
- Myofascial stretching
Stretching of muscles is crucial but it is effective only when the skin covering them is not retracted and dry. The myofascial system consists of a network of various types of tissue having different functions. Our musculo-skeletal system is comprised of fascia.
Myofascial stretching has the capacity to help in correcting dysfunction and alleviate pain produced by tissue that is traumatized after poor posture, athletic injury or automobile accidents. Some stretching types concentrate only on specific muscles.
They are highly precise postures which target a specific joint region to restore balance and give relief from pain. The human spine is a vital and complex structure. Blocks and compression can cause arthritis, pain etc. ELDOA exercises are a very effective solution for such conditions. ELDOA uses myofascial stretching to apply tension around a primary lesion.
- Segmental strengthening
There is a need to train muscles using many specific motions related to specific quality of rehab you need (fitness, endurance, resistance, speed, power, volume, strength) for all groups of muscles. There are many and specific exercises which impact various parts of muscles. This kind of training offers a technical analysis of motion, which is the basis of muscle strengthening programs.
- IASTM ( Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
This is another option to resolve tightness and pain in the body. This approach to fascia work reduces friction which permits depth, sensitivity and precision which cannot be garnered by elbows, knuckles or hands.
Instruments of IASTM make it easy to diagnose and treat dysfunction of the fascia. They help to magnify abnormalities (adhesion, restriction, scars) in the fascia and help to find their location. Tools, smaller than your fingers, are used to channel force to the affected areas and help in effective treatment.
- Muscle activation
It uses a system of reflexes all through the body, which wakes up the muscles. Because of this muscles can function as per their potential of flexibility, endurance, power and strength.
These are some of the aspects and features of the type of treatment called as osteopathy.