Osteopathy & Foot Orthotics
Osteopathy Manual Practice evaluates connective tissue disorders, which include injuries of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems, treatment is carried out by the use of connective tissue manipulation, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, postural and nutritional counseling, and the use of the effective properties of mobilization of soft tissue for the purpose correcting, alleviating or preventing a physical disability.
Osteopaths work by decompressing structure and tissue restrictions, thereby releasing body structures enhancing the body's ability to heal and restore total function. A consultation involves manual examination of the body to assess the flow of fluids, tissue dysfunction, bone compression, joint mobility, and related affected tissue, then treatment mobilizes the affected area to release the injury pattern.
Developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD; Osteopathy is the study of structure and suffering and how they relate to each other. Osteopaths assist with a host of common medical problems that appeared resistant to main-stream health care.
Anyone is a candidate for Osteopathy!!! Pregnant women, newborn babies, children, adults, and seniors can all benefit from an Osteopathy treatment. Olympic athletes use Osteopathy for injury recovery as well as to enhance performance and recovery after exercise.
Here are some conditions that Osteopathy is beneficial for:
Musculoskeletal Disorders / Trauma from Car Accidents or fall
Sub-Acute Or Chronic Conditions /Hip and Knee pains
Low Back Pain / Sciatic Pain / Scoliosis / foot disorders
Anxiety-Behavior Disorders /sleep disturbance
Ear Infections / Vertigo-Dizziness / Bladder issues
Tennis Elbow / Frozen Shoulder / Knee Pain / Carpal Tunnel
Sinusitis-Cold / Asthma / Breathing Issues
TMJ Dysfunction / Headaches-Migraines
Fibromyalgia / Chronic fatigue / Shoulder pain
Bowel dysfunction and Digestion / Gastro-esophageal Reflux
Unexplained ailments / aches/ feeling of Unwellness
An Orthotic is intended to mechanically compensate for a faulty foot condition. Orthotics are an orthopedic device that supports or corrects the function of a limb and is used to control, guide, limit or restrict the foot in order to correct walking mechanics.
To restrict movement in a given direction
To assist movement generally
To reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
To aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
To otherwise correct the function of the limb, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain.
Patients that have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, and a congenital abnormality like spina bifida or cerebral palsy, diabetes or sports injuries can benefit from foot orthotics.
Often an Osteopath is able to assess lower-limb anatomy and biomechanics, they may specialize in design, fit and modification of foot orthotics which can help foot abnormalities, alleviate pain, help debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet that; if left untreated could result in limited mobility and constant foot pain.
Consult your Primary Health Care Practitioner before beginning manual therapy, acupuncture, taking herbal medicines, changing your diet or taking any remedies, as well ongoing visit with your family physician is mandatory through your consultations, especially if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or regularly taking prescribed medicines.