The osteopathic concept is essentially that any observable alteration in the normal anatomy is a sign that disease is present and that correction of this abnormality would resolve or improve the disease’s effects.
Because osteopathic medicine is a healthcare system rather than a modality, its uses and applications are varied. Generally, many patients initially seek osteopathic care for aches, pains, strains, sprains, headaches, and other common musculoskeletal problems.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment itself has no potential side effects other than temporary soreness for a day or two after therapy.
You should generally avoid vigorous types of manipulation (for example, thrust-type maneuvers or lymphatic pumps) if you have certain conditions, such as bone cancer, bone or joint infection, or severe osteoporosis, as it could cause trauma to the bone or internal organs. Otherwise, almost any person can potentially benefit from osteopathic evaluation and treatment.
At Assured Health Physiotherapy, The Registered Massage Therapist might use Osteopathic Medicine during the treatment based on the patient’s needs.