We recently came across an excellent article by the Osteopathic Council of Australia which said "whether you are an elite athlete or you run around the park once in a while for general fitness, your osteopath may help prevent and treat many sporting injuries."
The author goes on to say :
"Commonly treated injuries include:
- neck and back strains
- shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
- hip and pelvic injuries
- knee, leg and ankle injuries.
Reduced joint or muscle flexibility will affect your performance. It may result in injury. If you do become injured, your osteopath is highly trained to facilitate a return to optimal function and prevent compensatory strains from occuring. This aims to minimise re-injury and allow a quicker return to physi...
The potential for helping children with osteopathy is enormous.
It is a common belief that babies and children should have no stresses or strains in their bodies, because they are ‘so young’. The reality is very different. Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives. As the uterus pushes to expel the baby against the natural resistance of the birth canal, the soft skull of the baby is subjected to enormous force.
What is cranial osteopathy ?
Cranial osteopathy is a refined part of osteopathy treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body.
It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach, the technique uses very skilled, light pressure to evaluate ease of motion and rhythm within sensitive tissues, and th...
Osteopathy is a safe and effective treatment during the 9 months of pregnancy. Your body has to adapt to major changes in a very short period of time. This can create aches in your lower back, tension in your upper back, heartburn, constipation, pelvic girdle pain, etc…
Osteopathy can help to relieve numerous aches and pains as the body adapts to the growing baby when, as we know, not many medications are allowed during pregnancy. The aim of osteopathic treatment is to re-align the body and reduce muscular tension and joint strain so the body can cope more easily with the changes of pregnancy. Following labour, treatment also helps to ensure that the pelvis and low back are returned to a comfortable position.