Common Complaints

Chronic Inflammation

Osteopathic treatment is directed at improving fluid mechanics and venous and arterial flow to the area, decreasing nociceptive drive, and re-balancing abnormal compensatory patterns in the surrounding tissue. Integrative Medicine for Children, 2009 Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural healing process. Inflammation is the body’s response to injury (ankle sprain, joint strain, and muscle strain), infection (virus or bacteria) or irritation (allergen) or dysfunction of normal physiology (loss of normal structural mobility will effect physiology).

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Chronic Pain Management

“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.

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Emergency Back Pain

“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.

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Forearm flexor strain - tear

“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.

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Preventing overuse injuries in young athletes

“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.

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Hunched back Scheuermann’s Kyphosis (osteochondrosis)

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.

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Adolescent growth spurt in young athlete hamstring calf strain

‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree’ ~ William Garner Sutherland (1873 – 1954), A muscle strain is typically a muscle tear or “pull”, and is a common injury among young athletes. A muscle strain/tear is graded according to its severity. A grade I strain is a small tear and heals quickly; a grade II strain is a partial tear (part of the muscle stays normal, part of it tears); a grade III strain is a complete tear of the muscle.

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Dead-Hanging (Brachiate) For Shoulder Pain

“Science is about defining truths about nature through experiment or experience.” – Richard Feynman, nuclear physicist Many people suffer from shoulder pain at some point in their lives. There are many contributing factors that can lead to the cause of shoulder pain such as arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and even torn tendons or ligaments. Understanding the anatomy of the shoulder is critical if you want to restore and maintain shoulder health.

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Dynamic stretching has shown to improve performance

“Research suggests that static stretching can negatively influence muscle strength and power and may result in decreased functional performance.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 2012 A dynamic warm-up is a sequence of movements done dynamically to restore suppleness and prepare your muscles, connective tissues, joints and the nervous system for physical activity with the purpose to promote muscular force. The idea is to start with some light jogging and low –impact compound multiple joint movements (push, pull, squat) to allow the body to adjust to movement and then progressing to more explosive movements.

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Myofascial Inner knee pain & stiffness

“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.

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