March 2022 is the National Endometriosis Awareness Month. The annual campaign aims to provide education and awareness to the condition as well as run initiatives to help raise funds for further research.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Tissue can be found in but not limited to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or surrounding the pelvis. When a monthly menstrual cycle occurs, the adhesions that have grown in various locations have nowhere to exit and undergo the process of bleeding, inflammation, pain, healing then scar tissue which results in great pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, endometriosis is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women of reproductive age
How can your Osteopath help?
Osteopathy is a holistic approach that tailor’s treatment to an individual’s presentation. Osteopaths can assess & treat joint restrictions, muscle tightness, imbalances, and any stress to the muscles, fascia, joints, and ligaments to relieve pain and stiffness which can improve overall function. This can include helping with drainage and functioning of the pelvis and the organs within.
Techniques commonly used but not limited too are.
- Soft tissue massage
- Mobilisation of joints
- Gentle manipulation
- Dry needling
- Myofascial techniques
- Exercise perception
- Management techniques
If you experience pain or are looking for advice I recommend coming into the clinic for a tailored treatment and management program. The team at North Carlton Osteopathy are all here to keep you moving pain-free and help manage chronic conditions.
Dr Kira Neilson (Osteopath) – Kira’s bio
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