Osteopathy is a type of manual therapy. Her techniques are used mainly for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and less often internal organs. This technique refers to alternative medicine and does not include the use of drugs. At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation, it is used in the complex treatment of diseases of the spine and joints, along with other methods. Osteopathy allows you to speed up the healing process and increase the effectiveness of a course of treatment or prevention.
Indications for osteopathic treatment
Whether the patient needs osteopathic treatment, the osteopathic doctor decides individually after examination and diagnosis.
Osteopathy is most commonly used for:
- posture disorders;
- asymmetric muscle development;
- scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis;
- herniated intervertebral discs;
- joint diseases;
- pathologies of internal organs.
Osteopathic treatment can be prescribed for various diseases, but most often in complex therapy.
Types of osteopathy at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation
Depending on which areas of the body work with, there are three types of osteopathy:
The methods of structural osteopathy work with the musculoskeletal system. It is used in the treatment of diseases of the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Craniosacral osteopathy helps to restore the correct location of the bones of the skull, spinal column and pelvis.
With the help of visceral osteopathy, diseases of the internal organs are treated.
It should be borne in mind that not with all diseases osteopathy can help. For example, treatment of neurosis with osteopathic methods is not always advisable.
Benefits of osteopathic treatment
Osteopathy aims to eliminate the causes of the disease. It is believed that due to its methods in the human body, the processes of self-regulation and self-healing are triggered. Due to them, the healing process is accelerated.
Osteopathic treatment contributes to:
- restoration of the physiological location and full functioning of all components of the musculoskeletal system;
- normalization of blood circulation and lymph flow in soft tissues.
These effects are very important in diseases of the spine and joints. Osteopathy provides a mild effect on certain areas of the body and is the most secure method. At the same time, it ensures the elimination of reversible changes in the structure and functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
Also, due to the work with soft tissues, osteopathy contributes to the normalization of blood and lymph flow in them. Due to this, the nutrition of bone tissues is improved, which, due to the absence of blood vessels, receive nutrients only from surrounding tissues. In turn, the improvement of bone nutrition accelerates the process of treating diseases.
It is noteworthy that after the first session of osteopathic massage, the patient may feel a reduction in pain and an improvement in his condition. At the same time, the full effectiveness of osteopathy appears after a cycle of sessions.
It should also be borne in mind that osteopathic treatment is safe and effective only if carried out by an experienced specialist. At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation, the osteopath is a doctor with a full medical education and many years of experience.
Osteopathy is suitable for treating people of all ages and has very few contraindications. In this case, only a child osteopath can conduct a session to a child, since the features of the structure of the musculoskeletal system in adults and children differ.
How is the course of osteopathic treatment
Sessions of osteopathic treatment take about 30-60 minutes. They are painless and as safe as possible. Within one course, an average of 7-15 sessions is conducted. The break between them can be 4-7 days or less.
Since osteopathy is not an independent method of treatment, it is used in combination with other therapies.
At the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation, osteopathic treatment is carried out only by qualified specialists who have gained experience not only in Ukraine, but also abroad. You can find out the cost of the session in the "Prices" section.