Osteopathy, your health in safe hands
When searching for the word osteopathy we find many similar definitions explaining that this is about a therapeutic method that is based on a diagnosis and specific treatment paying special attention to the structure of the individual and mechanical and reflex body problems.
For a better explanation of this concept, we talked to Miquel Roig, graduated in Osteopathy and and specialist in diagnosing muscle-skeletal pathologies, visceral and nervous system.
What is Osteopathy?
First of all you should know that a graduate osteopath has high knowledge of body anatomy and function. This tool is essential to give a diagnosis on how to treat a pathology or if another specialist is needed. Any type of non-orthopedic illness at muscle-skeletal level can be treated, previous diagnosis, by differentiating whether the injury is mechanical (limitation of motion) or reflex (nervous system changes due to states of stress, anxiety ...) and by finding the physiological problem origin is that usually doesn’t bear any relation to the focus of pain.
Then, the problem is not where the pain is?
The vast majority of health professionals only sees and checks the area of pain without considering that the body has compensation and defense systems regulated by the nervous system. One of the fields of Osteopathy and Fasciotherapy is the ability to find the source of the problem and then implement a solution or, if the case, recommend the patient to the appropriate specialist.
How does the osteopath work?
Today, Osteopathy makes all treatments manually without aggression or techniques that cause pain, because the body has defense mechanisms and responds to those techniques blocking any treatment so as to improve illness.
Unfortunately, there are many therapists who continue to use aggressive techniques and give wrong diagnosis. It is not right to experiment with the illness of people and give various therapy sessions without solving the problem.
What is the proper way to treat pathologies?
First thing is to make an accurate diagnosis and give the treatment to normalize the movement of muscle bellies and fascias, all these to facilitate the release of connective tissue. Subsequently, normalize joint movements applying myotensive techniques rather than aggressive ones to achieve greater muscle elasticity and articulation.
The abilities and knowledge of Osteopathy and Fasciotherapy, provide us with that diagnosis specialty, together with the experience that each patient is unique.
What is a comprehensive health treatment?
It is to get a diagnosis right, together with a set of information based on the symptoms presented by the patient, medical reports and osteopathic tests, resulting to give an explanation of pathology and its origin, so as to make manual treatment later, always accompanied by health nutrition advice and proper exercise to avoid suffering this pathology again. Putting all these steps together, a short term recovery and improvement will be assured without continuous sessions nor pain.
What is the psycho-somatic effect?
Among types of injuries, there must be distinguished two which are very important, mechanical and reflex. The latter belongs to nervous system and creates pain but not joint limitations. Within these reflex injuries there be must highlighted the “psycho-somatic” effect that occurs when stress, anxiety or worry causes the nervous system to send wrong information to the body, not only at pain level but also at functionality.
In short, the most important thing is to diagnose the patient so as to know what happens and where the ailment is originated in order to find the best treatment. Osteopathy takes care of the patient manually without producing pains and treats it in a unique and customized way.