Arthritis? Joint Pain?
Osteopathy can help!
What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis is when – due to the wear and tear of life – the cartilage in the bodies joints begins to wear away. Often this is due to instability in the joint, or poor biomechanics causing the joints to grind together and degenerate.
The cartilage in the joints do not have a blood supply – which means there is no way for the cartilage to regenerate itself! Once the damage has been done – it is done for good! This is one reason why it is so important to stay on …
Arthritis? Joint Pain?
Do you suffer from Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Osteopathy is an effective and natural form of hands-on treatment that focuses on realigning the body and reducing pain. One of the most common conditions Osteopathy seeks to treat is Sciatic nerve pain.
What is Sciatica?
The Sciatic Nerve is the largest nerve in the entire body. It leaves the body from the Sacrum and then travels through the hip, under the glutes and down the backs of the legs. When the Sciatic nerve becomes impinged – This is called Sciatica. It is normally accompanied with a sharp, burning pain …
Osteopathy May Help Frozen Shoulder!
Frozen Shoulder – Also Called Adhesive Capsulitis causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It usually starts slowly and over time the shoulder will become harder and harder to move until it becomes incredibly difficult to move the shoulder at all.
Frozen Shoulder is caused when the joint capsule of the shoulder thickens and starts to become very tight and stiff. Adhesions and thick bands of tissue begin to develop in and around the joint and in most cases there is less synovial fluid in the joint than there should be.
Neck pain is one of the most common conditions that people complain of in North America. Neck pain can range from being a mild nuisance to being an absolutely crippling and debilitating condition for some people.
The neck is a very important and also very complex area of the body. The spine here consists of 7 cervical vertebrae – the vertebrae in the neck are unique in that they are the most mobile joints in the entire spinal column. There are also a number of different facet joints and ligaments that connect the vertebrae together.
A disc herniation can often be a very serious and debilitating injury.
In between each vertebrae of the spine there is a “disc” made to support the spine in each movement. These discs also provide shock absorption during physically demanding movements like running or exercising. The discs also provide the spine with flexibility and with the ability to withstand compressive forces.
The disc of the spine is made of 2 layers. The annulus fibrosus is the fibrous outer layer. It provides strength and stability to the disc while also remaining quite flexible and versatile.
The nucleus pulposus is like the …
Did you know that your rotator cuff consists of 4 very important muscles? These muscles are known as the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.
These 4 muscles work together to provide stability and mobility to the shoulder joint. They assist in internal and external rotation and also keep the joint stabilized during certain movements of the arm.
The shoulder is the most mobile – but least stable joint in the body. For this reason it is quite common for injuries to occur to this area. When the rotator cuff muscles develop tendonitis, become impinged or are damaged – It …
Osteopathy is considered to be one of the most holistic healing modalities available today. Manual Osteopaths can treat a wide variety of different structural and also visceral conditions in the body.
We are primarily known for our ability to effectively treat pain in the muscles, nerves, ligaments and joints. We use a variety of hands on techniques to restore alignment in the body. These techniques release the pressure and tension from the nerves and soft tissue.
However, Osteopathy is so much more. There is a growing trend of patients seeking Manual Osteopaths for autoimmune diseases, gut health, visceral issues, hormone …