How Does Osteopathy Work and Various Treatments

11December 2018

how does osteopathy work

Osteopathy Definition

If you have damaged any parts of your body like joints, ligaments, muscles, or even nerves, Osteopathy medicine is the way of diagnosing and treating the problem in any of those areas. The main principle and focus is on the fact that the body can heal itself when the whole body is completely balanced, it functions with high efficiency and functionality without causing any problems in the body.

Osteopathic Treatment

The major key is to ignite the body’s optimal functionality with its full capacity and make sure that the injury or pain does not re-occur again. When it’s essential and mostly safe, the Osteopath practician treats using techniques such as massage, joint manipulations and movements, and various kinds of stretches. But the Osteopathic treatment is not just about the manipulation and adjustment of the body, but also about the state of mental and psychical health. In other types of treatments ultrasound and muscle stimulation therapy can be also used and have a huge benefit on the body’s well being..

What to Do about Pain and Injury

First, you have to find the Osteopath within your area as soon as possible to diagnose the pain and injury. Most of the pain and necessary treatment should be done in the first month.

Therapeutic Ultrasound Machines

These machines are being widely used in Osteopathic medicine. It’s functionality and healing effect is in producing high-frequency sound waves that are silent to the human ear. The ultrasound waves have a therapeutic impact on the soft tissue material and bones through vibrating the crystal material. The exact impact of the ultrasound machine on the tissue is still not fully known, even though it’s been used by professionals in the medical industry for the last 50 years. The treatment by ultrasound takes about 10 – 20 minutes depending on the type and seriousness of the injury and is absolutely painless.

Another type of treatment that can be effective for both acute and chronic muscle strains is electronic muscle stimulation. For acute strains, muscle stimulation devices (depending on the settings) can help pump out inflammation, reduce pain and desensitize nerve fibers. For chronic strains, electronic muscle stimulation also has the ability to strengthen muscle and “re-educate” the fibers (allow them to more efficiently contract in unison).

It’s not just ultrasound machines that are being widely used in osteopathy medicine. Electronic stimulation is the next highly effective way of treating strains and pains in muscles, and it can also help to reduce the inflammation and reduce pain. Osteopaths, Chiropractors, and other health professionals most likely to use electronic muscle stimulation include physiotherapists and sports physicians. Electronic muscle stimulation devices can be purchased from medical supply and rehabilitation stores, as well as online.