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Osteopathy In Health

According to the Oxford dictionary, “HEALTH is the state of being free from illness or injury.”  The origin comes from the old English of Germanic origin related to WHOLE.  This origin of the word suggest that we have to look at the whole individual if we want to really understand someone’s health, or health issues.
Andrew Taylor Still, the person who founded Osteopathy in the mid 1800’s understood that principle.  He dedicated his life to the understanding of the human body and its relation to health.  His osteopathic life was about learning and researching the relations between anatomy and physiology, structure and function of the human body, and by treating people that way, helping them to come back to health.
Being healthy means that one is feeling Whole.  All the parts that compose the whole are working together in harmony.  A healthy person should feel physically strong, energized, in good spirits, capable to adapt to life situations, and be able to find naturally or with minimal effort his/her way back to health.

How is Health Maintained?

Your personal lifestyle is part of it, such as your diet, your physical activity and your mental state.  This lifestyle affects the body’s capacity to maintain or return to health if you encounter challenges, such as traumas, surgery, repetitive stress, or environmental pollutions.  Most of the time and without thinking about it – thank goodness! – your body does amazingly well and manages to keep you balanced, energized, and ready to enjoy life.  Unfortunately sometimes, after accumulating too many challenges, the body struggles to do so.  Then, discomfort, pain and symptoms start to arise;  this state of health starts to be compromised.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to restore this self-healing, self-regulating mechanism that keep your body healthy or by definition, free from any illness or injury.  Osteopathic Manual Practioners are extensively trained in anatomy, physiology, embryology, biomechanics, orthopaedics, and neurology to treat the cause of your symptoms.  In Osteopathy, we look at you as a whole unique individual.  By using gentle, precise manipulations of the tissues, we check and help to restore their optimal function and relationships.  Most of the time, people come to Osteopathy because of one major complaint.  As they improve, they also realize that some secondary tensions are progressively disappearing, they globally feel better.  This is what happens when YOUR HEALTH is taking care of You.  The Whole that you represent is getting better.
Osteopathy has been evolving since its first steps, and its diversity to treat different conditions is growing.  You may come across different types of Osteopathy such as structural osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, cranial osteopathy.  In its origin, there is no such thing as different types of Osteopathy.  These different adjectives are parts of osteopathy, altogether they represent the Whole Osteopathic Medicine which enables the practitioner to treat a large variety of illnesses.
Osteopathy is indicated for the whole family from babies to elderly.  It can help you for musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, digestive issues, pregnancy related conditions and much more.

What Can Osteopathy Treat?

Biochemical conditions such as:  low back pain (lumbar-sacral), neck pain, shoulder/knee/elbow pain, muscle hyper-tension, torticollis, post traumatic events, road traffic accidents, dislocations, ligament strains, post fractures, disc injury, sports injury and much more.
Chronic – Functional Conditions such as:  digestive disorders, headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, post traumatic disorders/stress, alleviating pain and bringing comfort to chronic diseases (MS, Lupus, Anklyosing spondylitis, Arthritis), gynaecologic issues and much more.
Pediatric – Post-natal Conditions such as:  post labour asymmetries, colic, gas, regurgitation, vomiting, constipation, motion asymmetries, plagiocephaly, sleep disorders, accompaniment during growth and development (crawling, walking, standing, sitting), and much more.
Maternity – Pregnancy:  pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy, digestive issues, preparation for labour, post partum recovery, fertility issues, conception and much more.

written by Gael Gaudeau D.O.M.P Osteopathic Manual Practioner

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