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Why do we consult in osteopathy?
The osteopathy discipline is useful to treat many conditions affecting different body regions:
Cervicodynia (neck pain): sprains and sprains, torticollis, traumatic whiplash, cervical osteoarthritis, muscle imbalances, postural deficits, chronic migraines, cephalalgia (headaches), arm pain (neck irradiation).
Lumbago (back pain): sprains, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, lumbar osteoarthritis, foraminal stenosis, pelvic pain, ankylosing spondylitis.
Thoracic pain: thoracic hyperkyphosis, strains, rib fractures, rib pain.
Peripheral joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot): capsulitis, tendonitis, muscle and tendon tears, ligament tears, chronic sprains, meniscal tears, periostitis, plantar fasciitis with or without calcification, Morton neuroma, etc.
Jaw problems: chronic pain, jaw snapping, difficulty closing the jaw.
At the vestibular system level, osteopathy can treat functional impairments such as:
Different techniques can be used in osteopathy to mobilize parts of the head in order to balance the flow of the endolymph and therefore eradicate vertigo rapidly.
Furthermore, vertigo can also be caused by accumulation of fluid in the endolymphatic sac that is covered by the dura-mater. Excess pressure on the dura-mater is the reason vertigo occurs. With osteopathic treatments, the goal will be to decrease tension at the dura-mater region to decrease vertigo.
Also, a lack of mobility at the temporal bone region (in the skull), especially if there was an impact, can trouble the fluid in the inner ear and also cause dizziness. It is beneficial to resort with osteopathic treatments to recover normal movement of the temporal bone and decrease symptoms.
The digestive system can be the be the prey to various conditions affecting day to day living. For example, gastroesophageal reflux, stomach aches, chronic constipation, diarrhea or nauseas.
Patients with work related injuries or motor vehicle accidents can also benefit from osteopathy! The CSST and the S.A.A.Q can allow osteopathy services under medical prescriptions. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Osteopathy is manual discipline that assesses and treats functional impairments in the body. The therapist’s hands are his only tool during the treatment. The hand is a very sensitive organ composed of many proprioceptive receptors allowing for a very specific palpation. The osteopath’s hand is trained to feel anatomical structures from gross movements to micro movements.
The osteopathic diagnosis is made by the therapist performing specific tests at the articular, vertebral, peripheral, visceral, and cranial levels to determine position, from, mobility, tension, and vitality of the body part The human body is assessed as a whole entity and the symptoms are not the only priority for the therapist, but also what causes the symptoms.
The osteopath has extensive knowledge on human anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology. He or she has well trained hands to be able to to feel precisely the assessed structures. This discipline asks for integrated vision on the human body and its systems to fully understand where the pain is coming from, since if only the pain is treated sometimes we can miss the primarily source of what’s causing the pain.
Here are osteopathy concepts:
The skull and the sacrum move according to one plan of movement (mirco movement).