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Osteopathy in Fulham

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What Is Osteopathy?

If you are unfamiliar with osteopathy, it is very similar to the examination, assessment, and exercise prescription you would receive from a physiotherapist.

Osteopaths are highly trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Osteopaths use gentle and non-invasive techniques, such as physical manipulation, soft tissue/massage techniques, rhythmical articulations and stretching, to help increase joint mobility, relieve muscular tension, improve blood and nerve supply to the tissues, and stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Osteopaths may also provide personalized advice on posture and exercise to support recovery, promote overall health, and prevent symptoms from returning.

Whether you’re young or old, a manual worker or an office professional, pregnant or an athlete, osteopathy can be beneficial for anyone seeking natural and gentle healing.

When working towards alleviating your pain an Osteopath will consider you holistically. This mean that they will not only examine how you move or where you are experiencing pain or restriction, but will also help you understand how diet, sleep, social, and spiritual relationships can all have an impact on your experience of pain and how you feel within your body.

Our bodies are intricately designed to self-heal through a complex network of physiological processes that work harmoniously to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. Osteopathy recognizes the capacity of the musculoskeletal system to influence and even address these natural processes.

Osteopaths are taught that the musculoskeletal system acts as a critical regulator of health and wellness, providing a way to access and assist the body’s natural processes when they become overwhelmed or imbalanced.

While we are beautifully structured machines, designed to move and regenerate, the demands of modern life can take a toll on our bodies, causing them to become disturbed and imbalanced. This can lead to a range of health issues, including disease, discomfort, pain, and breakdown or burnout.

There are various reasons for this, including:

  • Prolonged sitting at work, leading to stiffness and stagnation.
  • Excessive and rigorous exercise causing overload issues.
  • Unavoidable psychological stress manifesting as bodily symptoms.

In short, we can become overwhelmed, overloaded, and imbalanced due to various reasons. While these issues may resolve naturally over time, the luxury of time is not always feasible. Therefore, we may require professional help to get back to a place of balance, without pain, aches, and disease.

So, how can Osteopathy help?

Osteopaths, develop a sense of feeling through their hands using palpation, a physical act that continually develops throughout our career, during assessments of the body. They palpate to detect areas that are overly tight, inflamed, or sensitized, or areas that are hardened, ropey, or stiff.

Osteopaths feel through the muscles and joints, searching for subtle or obvious restrictions and checking if joints are not moving or gliding as smoothly as they should, or even moving excessively. This kind of targeted treatment can then help you feel and move better, reducing tension and stress, and improving flow, which can ultimately assist in pain reduction and the revitalization of the natural healing mechanisms within your body.

At our clinic, our Osteopath is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being. Whether you are suffering from a specific injury or just looking to improve your overall physical function, we have the skills and knowledge to help you.

Contact us today to learn more about how osteopathy can benefit you.

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Osteopathy Fulham, Chelsea LND | 020 7731 7640