How can osteopathy help in pain management?
Osteopathy is a popular form of alternative medicine which uses massage techniques, stretching and manual manipulation of the body for detecting, managing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopathy can be used alone for the management of your symptoms or it can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment and medication to help promote your recovery.
You may be referred to visit an osteopath by your GP or medical practitioner, or you may have heard about osteopathy and wish to visit our osteopath to find out more about how it may benefit you and your symptoms. You need to speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy to find out how we can help in detail. Our osteopath can help you manage a range of musculoskeletal disorders more successfully to help you enjoy a better quality of life.
Our osteopath can help in the successful management of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and other aches and pains in your muscles and joints which may be associated with an injury, work, pregnancy or old age. If you suffer from other underlying illnesses then you may have to seek advice from your GP to find out if osteopathy is suitable for you. However, our osteopath will take a full medical history at your initial appointment which will also help us decide whether or not you need medical attention prior to beginning osteopathy.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy carried out using the specialist hands of our highly experienced and skilled osteopath. It uses different massage techniques to help manually stimulate blood flow around your affected areas. It is also used to stimulate lymph flow to help remove toxins from the body. Targeted stretching and massage techniques are thought to relieve muscle tension and promote joint mobility. Overall it is designed to help reduce pain and inflammation, and enable you to manage your pain more effectively as well as prevent further damage or injury.
Although osteopathy is mainly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, there is some evidence to suggest that it can also be used in the management of a range of other symptoms and conditions. Osteopathic massage techniques are commonly sought after for period pains which cannot be managed using conventional medication alone. It is used for the management of pain related to scoliosis or the abnormal curvature of the spine. It is also often used for the management of asthma. Speak to us at our practice to discuss your symptoms with our highly regarded osteopath and find out if osteopathy can help you.
Our osteopath will carry out a comprehensive medical questionnaire and find out your history, including any accidents and injuries earlier on in life which may have caused the symptoms that you are experiencing. We will find out about your work and lifestyle to see if we can relate this to your condition. We will also find out about any underlying illnesses which may be affecting your health and this will help us determine whether or not osteopathy is suitable for you. We will then put together a treatment plan which consists of a number of sessions with our osteopath, as well as exercises you can carry out at home to help speed your recovery or manage your symptoms more effectively.
How the Perrin technique in London can manage the effects of long COVID
The Covid-19 outbreak has ravaged all corners of the globe and has been the cause of many deaths. While the majority of cases have been mild, it can be deadly for those who are more vulnerable. A number of Covid sufferers still find themselves suffering from symptoms long after they’ve tested negative, this is known as long covid, many will find themselves still feeling fatigued, have a cough or will still be getting headaches.
Here at Rakhee Osteopathy we believe our Perrin technique in London can help alleviate these symptoms. The Perrin Technique in London helps to combat Chronic Fatigue by massaging the brain and spinal fluid. If you are still suffering the effects of Long Covid please get in contact with us to see what we can do for you.