“Osteopathic manipulative treatment reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments.” Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Chronic pain affects millions of people each year. Managing chronic pain without the use of medication is possible for some patients. The role of osteopathy in pain management is underutilized and sometimes misunderstood.
The very first time I heard of osteopathy was through my mom. She was sitting at a doctor’s waiting room and was browsing through a random magazine. She was captured by a title that says “Osteopathy and Conception”. This showed an osteopath (Dr Guy)doing a treatment similar to a chiropractor and a physiotherapist. However, the name osteopath suggested to her that there was more to be offered. My mom was convinced this is what I needed and will yield results.
“Osteopathic manipulative treatment reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low back pain, research shows. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments” - Journal of the American Osteopathic Association /, February 2016 Back pain can be debilitating. Patients suffering from severe back pain often have trouble walking or even standing up. Lower back pain may be sharp or dull and may be severe enough to limit everyday activities.
“Osteopathy is based on the perfection of nature’s work. When all parts of the human body are in line we have health. When they are not the effect is disease. When the parts are readjusted disease gives place to health. The work of the Osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal to the normal; then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition.
For as long as I can remember I’ve suffered with bad posture, lower back pain and very stiff shoulders that caused headaches. Over the years I’ve tried everything with little to no effect. I was only looking for relief until I accidentally discovered Guy Ashburner. This was a true live changer. I’ve only been seeing him for 2 months. Since the first time I saw him I haven’t experienced any backpain.
Dr Ashburner has helped me with various types of ailments regarding pain in my body - from diagnosing my gallstones - helping control my high blood pressure (with no medication) and just various day to day wear and tear of the body. If you are looking for a physiotherapist or a chiropractor, I highly recommend Dr Guy Ashburner. Ragmah Moosa View a list of common complains that Osteopathy can assist with Discovery the benefits of Osteopathy What is Osteopathy?
“Postural strength and coordination are essential for injury prevention and sports performance.” Thomas Harris, MD, The Sports Medicine Guide Overuse injuries happen when a young athlete inappropriately overloads their muscles and bones repeatedly and over time this may result in micro-trauma to the tendons, ligaments, bones and joints.Gradual onset of pain, no history of direct injury, decreased performance, loss of strength, stiffness or aching after or during exercise, increased frequency of pan, point tenderness, swelling (oedema), limping, decreased range of motion, missed training sessions as a result of pain or injury or symptoms that persist are signs of overuse injuries that should be evaluated.
Scheuermann’s Kyphosis (osteochondrosis) is a condition that affects the growing skeleton in which the normal curve in the upper back (thoracic spine) is increased, forming a hunched back which can have a profound effect on total body development. Disturbance of the spinal end growth plates causes frontal spinal segment (vertebral body) wedging usually in a group of 3-4 vertebrae that results in a forward curve of the spine (kyphosis) during a growth spurt.
‘Current research indicates that resistance training can be a safe, effective and worthwhile activity for children and adolescents provided that qualified professionals supervise all training sessions and provide age-appropriate instruction on proper lifting procedures and safe training guidelines. Regular participation in a multifaceted resistance training program that begins during the preseason and includes instruction on movement biomechanics may reduce the risk of sports-related injuries in young athletes.” Faigenbaum and Myer
I have been to Guy for two different issues. I had frozen shoulder which was very debilitating, I was told by an orthopaedic surgeon that there was nothing that could be done and that it would last for 2 years. Guy was able to increase my mobility by 30% after the first visit and each visit thereafter improved my mobility until I regained normal use of my arm. I have also had cranial osteopathy and although I don’t have a comprehensive understanding of this technique, it has given me incredible relief from an emotional trauma.