Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a method for treating diseases that arose at the end of the 19th century and is based on joint massage and manipulation. It is based on the theory that the body is capable of creating its own remedies against diseases and accepts the therapeutic and diagnostic method of scientific medicine.

 

 

It seeks to recover the lost body’s balance, reactivating its self-healing mechanisms using different therapeutic techniques (joint manipulations, muscular energy, mobilisation and stretching techniques and HVLT, among many others).

 

Treatment depends on a comprehensive assessment of the body, the injury and the patient. No two treatments are alike and must always be unique to each patient.

 

It is a method that focuses on treating the body as a whole, due to which all its “parts” must be taken into account when recovering from any of our injuries:

Joint

 

It relates to the musculoskeletal system and posture.

 

It is effective in traumas, dysfunctions of the spinal column, cervicalgia, herniated disks, joint problems, arthrosis and arthritis.

Visceral

 

It takes care of the treatment of organs and viscera, improving the function of these. It’s also effective for the problems digestive system problems, sequelae of surgery and infections.

 

The viscera are part of our body and we must give them the importance they deserve and treat them in case they have some dysfunction.

 

The visceral osteopathy is responsible of working and eliminating structural rigidity, improving mobility and visceral motility while stimulating both its vascularization and innervation.

 

All our viscera can present referred pain patterns when suffering dysfunctions, each of them in different parts of our body, generating at the same time the existence of anomalous fascial and ligamentous tensions that generate a greater structural rigidity, and as a consequence the possible appearance of pain.

Cranial

 

Treatment of problems related to the bone structure of the skull and jaw, and its influence on the central and autonomous nervous system.

 

It is effective for the correction of postural problems, in head injuries, cerebrovascular accident sequelae and neurological dysfunctions (Bell’s palsy, migraine, vertigo).

Cranial sacrum

 

It is based on the principle of the existence of a subtle rhythmic pulsation that emerges in the tissues and fluids of the nucleus of the body, which is called Cranial Rhythmic Impulse.

 

This impulse can be perceived as a subtle respiratory movement in all the structures that make up the craniosacral system (brain, spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid, meninges, cranial bones, pelvis and sacrum), and it is also transmitted to all organs and body tissues.

 

The power and quality with which this impulse emerges and is transmitted to the whole organism determines its state of health and vitality.

 

The cranio-sacral system surrounds the brain and the spinal cord, these organs are the center of being, without them the senses, emotions and motor functions would be inoperative. So the cranio-sacral system is related to the health and well-being of the whole body.

 

The rhythm of the cranio-sacral system can be felt and felt as the cardio-vascular and respiratory rhythm, but in a much more subtle way. Unlike the other rhythms, the cranio-sacral rhythm (SCR) can be evaluated and corrected through palpation.

Gynecological

 

Here we can include those problems associated with menstruation, such as dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), its regulation, amenorrhea…

 

There are certain cases of infertility that can be treated from osteopathy, such as poor uterine positioning, poor vascularization, scarring, stress, uterine tensions…

 

During pregnancy, osteopathic treatment is important to improve possible pains and adaptations, and thus help at the time of delivery. Very important also postpartum, to help your body return to its natural situation.

 

We can also include problems such as endometriosis, dyspareunia (pain in sexual relationships), pains / problems in the pelvic floor, urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse, problems associated with menopause, scarring (caesarean sections or other pelvic procedures).

Obstetric

 

Its main objective is to ensure the greatest comfort of the mother and fetus throughout pregnancy, accompanying the woman’s body in all the changes that will occur during pregnancy, trying to achieve maximum adaptation of it and decreasing as much as possible the discomfort that may be emerging.

 

In what problems can it help me?

 

It is indicated for many of the ailments that usually occur during pregnancy, such as:

  • Digestive problems such as nausea and / or vomiting (especially in the first trimester), heartburn, burning, burning and bad digestion, constipation …
  • Skeletal problems such as sciatica, lumbago or back pain among others.
  • Retention of fluids with swollen feet and/or legs.
  • Urinary incontinence especially at the end of pregnancy.
  • Prepare the body for the moment of birth

 

This treatment is very important during the last trimester, and consists of improving the mobility of the bones that are directly involved in the birth process, also insisting on the flexibility of ligaments and muscles of the pelvic area (especially the pelvic floor musculature).

 

There are certain situations in which osteopathy treatment would not be indicated. This refers to those pregnancies considered ‘at risk’, in which there are losses, in which it is necessary to rest, or in which there is a medical contraindication (an example of this would be having problems of gestational hypertension).

 

We works with non-aggressive and painless techniques to ensure the comfort of the mother and the fetus.

Pediatric

 

Colic, constipation, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux, congenital torticollis, bronchiolitis, sleep disorders, irritability, asthma, allergies, hyperactivity … This list is just one example of alterations and imbalances that babies usually present and that traditional medicine usually addresses.

 

We apply “listening” and “induction” techniques. Through them, the therapist interprets (listens) what happens in the baby’s body and what parts of it present those tissue restrictions, returning (inducing) in an almost imperceptible way the movement and quality to the tissue and eliminating in that way the tensions.

 

When to go to the osteopath?

 

The ideal is to apply the treatment during the first 6 months of life, which is when the techniques are more effective thanks to the great potential for change that the baby presents, and when better and faster results are obtained. However, treatment can be started at any age, since osteopathy is a therapy applied in adults.

It is important to know that it is a treatment totally compatible with conventional medicine and that it is not only curative but also preventive, that is to say that it is always advisable to go in the first months of life in order to detect those possible imbalances that in 70% pass unnoticed.

 

There are cases in which it is particularly advisable to go to a first osteopathic consultation, including twin pregnancies, cesareans, buttocks and cutaneous births, forceps, suckers, premature babies … because of the high rate of trauma that babies can suffer in these situations .

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Ergodinámica clínica Barcelona
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C/ Albacete, 8 bajos

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