What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a practice that focuses on total body health. It treats and strengthens the musculoskeletal system while also working on joints, the spine and muscles. It is a positive approach to reviving and stimulating the nervous system, lymphatic and circulatory systems. Osteopathic doctors do not focus on treating just the problem areas. They use manual techniques to balance all the body’s systems to provide overall good health. Osteopathy can provide better movement and freedom from pain that will allow you to improve your quality of life.
A Thornhill chiropractor will focus on getting your body to function as an integrated system. If one part of the body is affected, other parts of the body must compensate which leads to pain, inflammation and stiffness. Getting the entire body unrestricted and moving freely will provide greater mobility, better circulation, and allow the body to heal itself.
How Does Osteopathy Work
Gentle hands-on pressure is used in Osteopathy. There is a range of techniques from deep pressure to soft tissue stretching and joint manipulation. Osteopaths such as the Thornhill chiropractor often work with general practitioners (GP) to find healthcare solutions. For instance, people who suffer from arthritis are often prescribed medication by their GP and then sent to an osteopath to ease joint pain and stiffness. This is accomplished through moving joints and increasing blood flow. They also educate the patient on ways to prevent injuries and provide mobility exercises.
Benefits of Osteopathy
Osteopathy uses the concept that the body has the ability to be self-regulating. It is a natural treatment used only when the body has pain or discomfort. The benefits are that the body will have greater movement and mobility as well as structural stability. The other body systems, such as nervous, circulatory and lymphatic will function better. This helps a number of conditions and improves the body’s functioning as a whole.
A big indicator the body is in discomfort is poor sleep or restlessness during the night. Another benefit of osteopathy is that with the pain relief and better body function, sleep will be deeper and more restful. Getting good sleep will increase the body’s ability to function properly and reduce physical and emotional factors that inhibit the body to heal itself. So if you are looking for pain relief and ways to feel better overall, you can begin your path to a healthier you. Contact the ProMedX Sports Injury & Wellness center in Thornhill, ON. Call now. (905) 882-7688