Manual osteopaths commonly work on the internal, almost hidden, organs like the large intestines for IBS or the gallbladder for acid reflux. The key principles of osteopathy are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated and reciprocating manner. And so, if one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt...in this adaptation, the body compensates and the eventual side effect can be a stress signal such as inflammation, shooting pain, stiffness, headaches. Therefore an osteopath will work from head-to-toe even if you have only a shoulder problem. For example, your neck might hurt due to your knee being misaligned causing an imbalance in your hips which rotate your lower spine, causing torqueing on the upper spine which has muscles attached to it that reach your neck and are under a lot of strain
To further the total health approach, osteopaths will also recommend preventative advice. They take an analysis of your life and make suggestions for modification of actions at work or home to prevent return of symptoms.
Don't ignore the warning signs: the stress signals that your body is "saying", seek out support to allow your body to "speak" with ease - I can help, book your appointment today at Cambridge's Vivo! Naturopathic & Wellness Centre and experience better health tomorrow.
Melissa Kennedy, D.O.M.P, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
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