Article provided by: Beach Integrated Health Clinic
When you suffer from a chronic condition or pain you may want to consider osteopathic treatment. Osteopathy in Toronto is medical treatment that utilizes manual techniques to balance the systems of the body for optimal health. An osteopath is a medical doctor with a specialization in osteopathic techniques. Osteopathy is a non-invasive and safe type of treatment that manipulates and articulates muscles and joints.
About Osteopathy in Toronto
Osteopathy in Toronto is ideal for those with any number of conditions. It is widely known for its use in preventing and care for back pain as well as neck pain and sciatica. It is also useful for hip and knee pain, foot and ankle pain, tennis elbow, hip pain, headaches, arthritis, neuralgia and postural problems that are due to strain or injury.
To begin with, the osteopath will conduct an exam and will discuss your conditions and previous treatment. A complete evaluation will be done so that the osteopath can develop a treatment plan that is best suited to your needs.
Osteopathy in Toronto is done using manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and articulation and mobilization techniques. The treatment is generally done by hand and is designed to restore balance and function and to promote healing. The specific techniques will be selected based on the particular needs of each patient.
Benefits of Osteopathy
There are many benefits of osteopathy in Toronto. One of the main benefits of osteopathy is that it is a natural treatment that can be used in addition to other, traditional treatments that you may undergo. It is typically safe for everyone and can be done as part of an entire treatment plan. It can be used as part of preventative care such as in the prevention of future back pain.
Osteopathy is a gentle treatment so it is usually easy for patients to add it into part of their holistic care. Osteopathy has been found to reduce insomnia caused by chronic pain. Treatments may have a positive impact on the entire nervous system, circulatory system and lymphatic system to improve the body’s overall function.
Osteopathy may provide lifestyle changes that will improve the overall health. It can help to reduce the incidence of pain in the future and provide a patient the ability to be more active and healthy.
Osteopathy can be used to prevent injuries and techniques may be provided that a patient can use in everyday life to eliminate problems. For example, prevention of back pain may include the use of stretching and breathing techniques, proper lifting techniques and stress reduction techniques that the patient can utilize at home.
There are few risks to osteopathy treatment. In general, patients may feel stiffness associated with new movements the first day or two following treatment. Other risks are relatively rare but could occur with older individuals. The osteopath will ensure that the treatment rendered is safe for each patient based on their needs and their current health status. To learn more about osteopathy treatment or to book an appointment, visit our website.