Osteopathy for all stages of life

adults

Osteopathy is most commonly known for assisting in the treatment of ‘bad backs’, however, it is much broader than this and can help with a wide range of conditions including those such as arthritis and sciatica.

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babies & children

Despite the common belief that children are young and flexible enough to have no musculoskeletal imbalances in their body, this is not necessarily true. The reality of this can only be ascertained on professional analysis of the birth history and on clinical observation and examination.

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during and after pregnancy

Being pregnant is a unique and powerful life experience, during which your body undergoes immense physical, hormonal and emotional changes. The effects of hormonal softening of ligaments, the position of the growing baby, postural changes and increases in weight can put additional pressure on your joints and muscles of your spine and pelvis.

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Dr Guy Ashburner osteopath Cape Town, offers a complete package of care from pain relief to prevention of long-term recurrence of symptoms. Furthermore, advice is provided on injury prevention and postural education through personalized exercise, ergonomic and lifestyle advice. Osteopathy Cape Town is committed to keeping you and your family in good health.

Chronic Stress and the Immune System

By Dr Guy Ashburner on April 2, 2020

The spinal cord as organizer of disease processes” Korr IM. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1976 Sep;76(1):35-45 The stress response is a natural response to help us deal with challenging situations. When the stress response is triggered specific physiological processes within the autonomic nervous system are set off to help your body cope with the situation. The sympathetic nervous system is one of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system which effects heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow

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Headache Migraine Diagnosis and treatment

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 9, 2020

Headaches are usually characterized by a dull ache, while migraines are more intense but discomfort may range from being a minor irritation that slows you down during your day at work to a disabling pain that knocks you out. Symptoms can vary anywhere from dull aching pain in head, pressure or pain in the front, top or side of the head, eye tension. Migraines are typically confined to one side of the head, while headaches are felt throughout the scalp or forehead.

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Piriformis Syndrome – Pain in the Buttock

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 9, 2020

“The mechanical principles on which Osteopathy is based are as old as the universe” - Philosophy of Osteopathy The piriformis muscle lies deep in the buttocks, below the gluteus maximus muscle. Piriformis originates on the lower part of the spine called the sacrum and attaches to the thigh bone. It aids us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance. Tension in the piriformis muscle may manifest in a variety of pain symptoms.

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Are you a flowing river or a stagnant pond?

By Dr Guy Ashburner on March 8, 2020

We conclude that when the fluids of the body are stopped in the fascia, organs and other parts of the system, stagnation, fermentation, heat and general confusion will follow … Dr. A.T. Still, D.O. —Osteopathy Research and Practice In the closing days of World War I, a form of influenza (“flu”) appeared. The influenza pandemic of 1917-1918 claimed more lives than the war. The osteopathic profession showed the value of osteopathic manipulative treatment during this pandemic by reducing patient mortality rate by using lymphatic treatment techniques and osteopathic manipulative treatment.

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