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What is Osteopathy and what can it be used for?


Osteopath in Chalfont

Osteopathy has been practiced since the late 1800s and began in America with the search for alternative therapy by Andrew Still. It focuses on conditions of the musculoskeletal system and improving overall health at the same time. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy to discuss your musculoskeletal issues with your Osteopath in Chalfont, and find out what treatments and services we can tailor to meet your needs and requirements and how we can help you improve your overall wellbeing.


The effects of poor posture on musculoskeletal disorder


Poor posture is the main cause of musculoskeletal disorders and results in muscle soreness, nerve constriction and leads to back pain. If you are sitting for long periods of time, whether you are behind a desk, on the computer, remember the importance of good posture. Next time you are sitting, think about the type of chair you are sitting in, the height of the chair, how you are sitting, the height of the computer and even the position of your mouse as these are all factors which can affect your posture and result in uncomfortable symptoms. If you are a taxi or bus driver you may be sitting in a crouched position for long periods of time, with little exercise and poor diet and this can result in not only postural issues but many other problems too. These are situations that your Osteopath in Chalfont deals with on a regular basis and individually tailored treatment and advice can help you carry out your job more efficiently whilst being comfortable, in less pain and happier at the same time.


If you play a musical instrument where you hold the instrument in your arms or in awkward position, for instance a violinist, this can result in postural problems which should be discussed with your Osteopath in Chalfont to not only help prolong your musical career but to also allow you to enjoy your music with comfort and ease. Dancers are in need of osteopathic treatment from putting their joints and muscles through extreme positions. Sports related injuries are also commonly treated at your Osteopath in Chalfont, and we understand that each sport has a different set of causative factors so we can treat you accordingly. Stress is also a common issue which can be addressed by osteopathy by providing massage techniques and advice which can help provide comfort and ease your mind. Osteopathy is safe in pregnancy too and you will be treated accordingly to make sure you and baby are safe throughout the process.


We do not only treat back pain as assumed, but we also treat headaches and aches and pains in other joints and muscles. Sometimes you may find aches and pains hinder your daily activities and this is where your Osteopath in Chalfont can help.


Osteopathy can help everyone


Osteopathy is available for everyone ranging from young children who may have gone through trauma whilst being delivered through the birth canal, which may lead to abnormalities that could benefit from osteopathic treatment, to the elderly who may be suffering from osteoporosis or arthritis which may not be effectively treated using medication alone or are looking for a alternative to painkillers. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and find out how we can help alleviate your symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders bringing you more awareness of how to look after your body whilst also improving your overall wellbeing. We look forward to hearing from you!