Finding synergy between osteopathic treatment and yoga philosophy
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions including:
- aches and pains
- joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis in association with other treatment for this condition
- arthritic pain
- general, acute and chronic backache and back pain
- neck pain
- headache arising from the neck
- shoulder and elbow pain
- joint pains and lumbago
- muscle spasms
- sports injuries and tensions
The University College of Osteopathy taught me the clinical nature of evidence-based Osteopathy, and the vital importance of looking at the person as a whole, and in context of their lives.
This is Patient-Centred Care: recognising that a person’s history, state of mind, and external life influences their physical body and therefore their pain.
I do not regionalise the body; I know and understand its rhythms, and the intertwined components that make it work – the breath, the cardiovascular system, the hormonal balance. But most importantly I recognise that every person is different and therefore every treatment approach reflects this.
Your plan is discussed and agreed upon with you and may include a combination of these, or all three:
- traditional structural Osteopathic treatment plan, focussing on the areas that need attention, and the reasons for your pain;
- bespoke therapeutic yoga postures for home rehabilitation, which will strengthen you as a whole, and gradually build up your affected areas to match your freedom of movement all over;
- breathing and relaxation exercises, which are powerful tools in strengthening the robustness of your physical and mental health.
Read about what to expect from your appointment here.