Osteopatía para todos



OSTEOPATHY AND THE MUSCULO-SQUELETTAL SYSTEM


¿Qué es la osteopatía?

Spinal pain represents the most common reason of consultation in osteopathy: neck pain, low back pain, cervico-braquial neuralgia, sciatica, are problems for which osteopathy is very effective.


Osteopathy is indicated as well in the case of any musculo-skeletal problem of the limbs, such as tendinitis, muscle contracture, arthritis, etc...


Osteopathic treatment is of special interest in sport injuries and chronic pain like osteoarthritis.


Osteopathy can be used as well as a preventive therapy to avoid relapses and apparition of new symptoms.



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OSTEOPATHY AND THE VISCERAL SYSTEM


OSteopatía y el sistema visceralMany functional imbalances of the visceral system find a solution  with osteopathy, especially in the gastro-intestinal and gynecologic systems.

It is the case of disorders like gastritis, hiatus hernia, IBS, constipation, gall bladder dysfunctions, menstrual pain or disorders (dysmenorea, premenstrual syndrome, etc.). It is also of good help for asthma, post-pregnancy incontinence, coccyx pain, etc.


Visceral treatment often is necessary to relieve some musculo-skeletal pain. Indeed the visceral system projects itself at the level of the spine (viscero-somatic reflex).


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OSTEOPATHY AND CRANIAL SYSTEM

OSteopatía y el sistema visceralThe skull is made of different bones that are not completely fused bat have a degree of mobility and undergo a soft involuntary, rhythmical movement. It is suggested that this movement is induced by the flow of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid.

 

Soft and subtle techniques on the cranium allow to free the compressions and blockages. Cranial osteopathy can help resolve problems such as headaches, backache, stress, insomnia, sinusitis, vertigo, etc.

 




- OSTEOPATHY AND TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION -


Associated with orthodontic treatment, osteopathy allows to treat efficiently temporo-mandibular joint's pain and occlusion disorders.


Occlusion problems can lead to postural disorders, cervicalgias (neck pain) and cephaleas (headaches).


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OSTEOPATHY AND PREGNANCY

 

- WOMAN COMFORT -


OSteopatía y el sistema visceral

Pregnancy is a period of important changes in a lot of fields. From a physical and physiological point of view, the modifications are significant and lead to many adaptations.

During the nine months of pregnancy, the growing uterus will push apart the other viscera, which can create problems such as gastric reflux, constipation, hemorrhoid, bad circulation, etc.


The posture modifies itself during the whole pregnancy. The tummy goes forwards, the lumbar spine arches, the fulcrums change, the pubic symphysis dilates...

Moreover, there is a secretion of hormones giving more elasticity to the ligaments, which tends to increase the tensions on the joints.


This can manifest itself as back pain, muscle contracture, pelvic pain, leg pain, etc.

Osteopathy improves the mobility of the body structures and improves blood flow, which allows to improve comfort during pregnancy.



- ACTION ON THE FETUS -

 

A good treatment for the baby should start by following the mother during pregnancy to allow a good mobility of the pelvis, back and pelvic viscera.

 

It is important for the uterus to be able to expand in a harmonious way to optimize well-being, mobility of the fetus and to avoid premature contractions.


- PREPARATION FOR DELIVERY -

During pregnancy, the mother secretes hormones that allow a better tissue expansion during the birth process. However it is very important that every pelvic structure is free for an optimal mobility on the day of birth.


The osteopath has to ensure a good pelvic mobility, especially in the case of:

  • Previous fall on the coccyx
  • Previous pelvic fracture / luxation
  • Previous road traffic accident
  • Scars
  • Previous painful epidural

- AFTER BIRTH -


The pelvis has to work a lot during delivery, which can leave the mother with back or pelvis pain. Moreover, the lumbar area can stay sensitive following the epidural.

A few sessions of osteopathy can help reduce those discomforts to allow the mother to enjoy freely her baby.


It is also interesting to associate osteopathy with perineal rehabilitation (with midwife or physio). The pelvis floor exercises will be a lot more efficient if the pelvis is well-balanced.


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OSTEOPATHY AND BABY


OSteopatía y el sistema visceralDelivery can be the first trauma for a baby.
Too long or too short, it can impair the normal function of he cranial structures.

Sometimes, ventouses or forceps are used which acts on the mobility of the cranial bones and leads to immediate or subsequent functional problems.








When should I consult an osteopath for my baby?


  • In case of plagiocephaly, which is head deformation.

For example, a pointy head, one eye more closed than the other, one ear higher than the other, a tendency to always turn the head on the same side, an asymmetric wear of the hair behind the head, etc. can be observed.

  • If baby cries all the time, seems uncomfortable (gets very red, arches his back, clenches the fists, etc)
  • If he does not sleep well
  • If he has digestion problems (regurgitations, constipation, vomiting, hiccups, difficulties to take the breast , etc)
  • If he has difficulties breathing (snoring, noisy breathing)
  • Excessive secretions of the eyes or ears.



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OSTEOPATHY FOR THE ELDERLY


Osteopathy is perfectly qualified to satisfy the needs of the elderly. Its aim is to preserve optimal function, improve the quality of life, and prevent existing dysfunctions to get worse.

In the case of a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, osteopathy can decrease pain and discomfort and improve mobility and function.



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OSTEOPATHY AND SPORTS


Osteopathy can bring considerable benefits to all tipe of sportsmen. Besides helping for the care of existing or past lesions, it is useful for the preparation of the sportsman.
Indications:


  • Rehabilitation post fractures, sprains, muscle tears, tendinitis
  • Spinal pain (lumbago, neck pain…)
  • Prevention of lesions and of their recurrence
  • Preparation for sportive events


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OSTEOPATHY AND ARTS


Musicians: the repetitive use of an instrument leads to postural changes and adaptive muscle contractures that can evolve to be a bother for the artist. Osteopathy helps tje body to adapt to these situations.


Singers: Osteopathy can help to liberate tensions in the diaphragm and in the throat, therefore helping vocalization.


Dancers: osteopathic treatment, besides relieving pains and discomforts linked to the dancer's activity will allow to prepare the body for performances and optimise corporal expression.



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Consulta de Osteopatía de Barcelona
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