Here at Complete Care Physio, we get clients from all over Brampton asking what is osteopathy. It is a cool name and sounds mysterious. As we strive to ensure our clients are well-educated and knowledgeable, we decided to teach you about osteopathy and what it is all about. The best way to put it is that it is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy. In other words, it aims to improve health across the body by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework.
What do they do?
An osteopathic physician will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. As a result, treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Similarly, the osteopath uses a wide array of manual approaches to reduce stress in all areas of the body.
Goal of the treatment
The goal is to remove restrictions to biomechanical mechanisms and ultimately support the natural healing mechanism by promoting autoregulation. Additionally, at Complete Care Physio location here in Brampton, our goal is to focus on the holistic health of the client and therefore provide overall good health and wellbeing.
An osteopath will be using their hands to find areas of weaknesses in your body. Therefore you may be required to remove some of your clothing, provided you give consent. Subsequently, the osteopath will ask you to perform simple movements to improve the session. They will be using their hands to treat you in several ways, using a mixture of gentle and forceful techniques.
They Will Include:
- Massages – This helps to relax and ease your muscles
- Stretching stiff joints in your body
- Articulation – Your joints will experience the full range of motion
- High-velocity thrusts – short, sharp movements to the spine
The techniques performed are to ensure the reduction of pain, improve your movement and encourage blood flow within your body. It isn’t painful. There is the possibility you will experience some soreness or stiffness within the first few days after treatment. The osteopath will warn you ahead of time if you will experience anything. Any pain you feel during or after treatment needs your osteopath’s attention.
If you have any questions or comments regarding what we have said, please feel free to contact us!