What To Expect From Osteopathic Treatment
Osteopathy – a system of medicine based on the principle that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other body parts, causing many disorders that can be treated by various manipulative techniques in conjunction with conventional medical surgical, pharmacological and other therapeutic procedures. The manipulation of the body is gentle– stretches and small movements – designed to relax tight areas and help restore normal motion to stiff or “stuck” joints. Osteopathy is NOT Chiropractic. Although some of our treatments may look similar, they differ on many levels. Osteopathic treatment is very specific to your own individual condition.
What should I expect to feel afterwards?
Because we are introducing movement into areas that were restricted, you may experience some pain as the tight muscles relax and blood flow increases. This may occur any time within the first week after treatment. If you experience pain, an increase in limberness may denote that it is a positive sign. The pain is a result of the muscles being stretched with the increased range of motion.