Osteopathy is a non-invasive and drug free hands on medicine that focuses on the treatment of the whole body. An Osteopath will look at your entire muscle and skeletal structure during a consultation. Key to the principles of Osteopathy is an approach that seeks to understand the way an individual moves, their habitual behaviours as well as their environment.
Because Osteopathy is drug free many athletes are drawn to it. This does not mean that Osteopathy is only for elite performers, far from it. Pregnant mothers are often sensitive about the influence that modern medicine can have on their unborn child. But today more and more people are looking for drug free approaches to good health. It’s case of wanting treat the actual root cause of the malady rather than masking up symptoms.
quick list of the advantages of Osteopathy
- Drug free
- Great for pregnant mothers and infants
- Increases mobility in seniors
- Improves posture
- Reduces tension
- Improves sporting performance
- Lifts mental and emotional state
- Prevents future injuries to existing weak points
- Increases efficiency of body
Everyone can benefit from a check up primarily because it’s a great way to get pain free and avoid the surgeons table. Often people come to our practice once they have tried other options such as Yoga or Pilates, also famed for curing spinal issues. Saga Health insurers mention on their website that 1 in 4 visits to the GP is because of muscle, tendon, ligament (musculoskeletal) pain.
Drastically reduce neck and back pain
Modern living with its emphasis on a constant on the go lifestyle results in many of the cases that we will treat day to day. Many of the ailments can be grouped in to the following categories:
- Sports injuries
- Postural imbalances caused by driving or work strain
- Repetitive strain injury
Many over 50’s have chronic pain of the spine, this can lead to a loss of flexibility and gradual wasting away of muscle. By reducing tension in the muscles and tendons patients can experience a marked improvement in their quality of living.
Many people will experience the benefits of their session with a trained Osteopath from the first appointment. Obviously it depends on the individual case in question but in our experience most patients will have 1-3 sessions before they are back to something like their best. By improving blood flow, giving attention to the nervous system many people benefit from an more vital and better performing immune system.
Osteopathy can also work very well alongside Yoga and other holistic health practices.
If you have any questions or would like more information our Watford practice will be more than happy to take your questions. Please call us or email and we will endeavour to get back to you on the same day.