How do we treat today?
- Deep tissue massage
- Articulation / mobilization – the movement of joints to restore functioning
- Manipulation – a quick but gentle form of mobilization
- Fascial Release – deeper unwinding techniques
- Functional – holding and balancing of individual joints or whole structures
- Osteopathy in the Cranial Field / Biodynamic Approach – gentle release of all structures using the fluid forces of the body.
All techniques aim to restore movement to areas of the body identified as being tight and restricted in movement. This enables the body to function at its optimal level which in turn allows healing to occur.
Treatment can also help:
- Breathing difficulties such as asthma
- Digestive problems
- Gynecological problems
- Lowered immune response after illness.
Getting the Most from your Treatment – After Treatment Care
- Drink plenty of water. This will help flush toxins from your system.
- Sometimes a hot bath or shower after treatment helps relax muscles – ask your Osteopath if this is appropriate for you.
- Keep moving – avoid sitting for long periods and have several short walks in the following few days after treatment unless otherwise advised by your practitioner.
It is best to rest from vigorous activity for 1 to 2 days following treatment. This includes lifting weights in the gym or heavy gardening work. Patients are often able to time their treatment to coincide with a period of rest. If this is not possible, treatment can still be effective but please let your Osteopath know what your activity requirements will be.
Try to have extra awareness around your posture, especially for a few days following treatment.
If you have any questions please talk to your practitioner.
- It is not uncommon to be a little sore after treatment.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Ask your Osteopath if a hot shower or bath will help you.
- Keep moving with gentle exercise.
- Rest from vigorous exercise for at least 1 to 2 days after treatment.
- Try to be more aware about your posture.
Again, if you have any questions please ask your practitioner