Osteopathy is an alternative medicine that involves the treatment of musculoskeletal medical problems, through different types of physical therapy. At The Health Lodge, we use hands-on treatment such as movement, manipulation, stretch and massage therapies, to treat our patients’ muscles, joints and ligaments. Dependent on a patient’s ailments, we can also offer you lifestyle advice and exercises, that can be undertaken at home to compliment and support your osteopathic treatment. This will aid in your mobility improvement and help to prevent future pains.
How Does Osteopathy Work?
Osteopathy is based on the fundamental principle that the well-being of an individual is reliant on the harmonious function of bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. Therefore, osteopathic treatment works to restore a patient’s body back to a harmonious state of healthy balance, through the use of physical massage treatments.
What are the Benefits of Osteopathy?
Aids Your Body’s Own Healing
First and foremost, osteopathy can help your own body’s healing mechanisms through the use of physical manipulation and massage. Osteopathic treatment has proven it’s effectiveness in reducing back pain and increasing a person’s freedom of movement.
As osteopathic treatment is undertaken using physical means, there is no need for medication, surgery or a referral from your GP. This means that osteopathy is safe and suitable for people of any age, ranging from the elderly, right down to new-borns.
Relives Muscle Tension
Osteopathy has been proven to relieve muscle tension and increase the mobility of a person’s joints. It has also been shown to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissue cells.