At Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths Chipstead, the different techniques we use will commonly be a point of discussion during osteopathic treatment.
Generally, the first thought for back pain is to visit an Osteopath. The use of manipulation or ‘clicking’ techniques will be used. We have many other treatment tools and treat every joint in the body even toes and fingers!
Osteopaths Chipstead Treatment Benefits
Osteopathy treatment involves helping the body’s own healing abilities. This ensures that the structure and functions of the body are working at their optimum. The human body is one unit, even though it has differently named parts. They are all inter-connected and therefore can affect each other. Improving the quality and range of movement of the skeleton is also essential. The soft tissues that connect the bones and organs to each other will improve bodily functions. These include the blood and nerve supplies to body tissues. Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, skin, fat, blood vessels and nerves. Improving bodily functions help to reduce pain and balance the overall health and well-being of the body.
Osteopaths Chipstead Testimonial:
Thirty years ago, in my early twenties, a series of sporting injuries culminated in permanent disc bulges in L4 and L5. And so began the lifelong management of my back using osteopathy and exercise to prevent back surgery. I have used Charlotte Hunt since 2011, and highly recommend her services. She plans your individual needs that are closely tied to your individual circumstances and are then put right at the heart of your treatment regime. Five years ago, I underwent complex surgery for an aggressive prostate cancer tumour. Charlotte worked on me post-op, to prevent internal scar formation, as well as helping to realign my spine and diaphragm that greatly assisted my post-operative recovery. I now attend more for maintenance sessions, and to address the occasional back flare up. Osteopathy has enabled me to manage my back to such an extent that I am still able to successfully umpire hockey at the very highest of levels.
JW, Hockey Umpire & Accountant
Osteopaths Chipstead Techniques
Osteopaths can choose from a range of manipulative or cranial techniques during treatment. Each technique is effective for specific symptoms.
Soft tissue techniques use hands/forearms to release any specific adhesions. This is in all the soft tissues of an area, not just the muscle like in a massage. Osteopaths palpate, apply pressure or stretch specific areas. This will, however, result in the patient feeling an easing reaction.
Muscle energy release is where the patient moves their muscles in one direction. The osteopath counters that movement – like a push / pull motion.
Furthermore, Myofascial release allows tension release within the fascial tissue. This surrounds the muscles, bones and organs with specific and firm pressure.
Joint mobilisation techniques take a joint through its natural range of movement to release tissue tension. Gentle joint release techniques use quick, specific force to a joint. This may initiate an audible or apparent release. In addition, cranial osteopathy includes very gentle and subtle pressure to the head, spine and tailbone. This rebalances strains and stimulates healing in a deeper way.
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