“When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist, and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed.” Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Blood flow is highly important for the overall health of the body. The tissues that get the best blood flow are the healthiest. The importance of a good circulation of good blood in the preservation of health and in recovery after injury has been emphasized from the first teachings of Dr.
Taking a Holistic Approach to Sports Injuries** Whether you are a trained athlete or new to a sport, injuries can happen to any of us. Taking time out to allow healing can impact upon your fitness and performance, so it’s essential that you take the necessary steps following injury to promote your recovery. While straight after the event it’s important to use ice, compression and elevation to reduce swelling, opinion is divided as to the further care.
Fatigue or Low energy, osteopathy has a solution for feeling tired, drained, exhausted, and depressed. These are symptoms commonly known as fatigue. Fatigue is a sign that your body is feeling physical or emotional stress. Thinking that it will just go away is a common mistake that many people make. Fatigue may result from: An unhealthy lifestyle, poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, emotional stress, poor spinal/musculoskeletal health, overwork, depression, trauma, sleep deprivation, use or abuse of alcohol, caffeine, or illegal drugs.
Osteopathic treatment for bad circulation. Circulation is essential in order for the body to get proper nutrients, and for the removal of waste products. Lack of movement leads to the development of stasis, congestion of bodily fluids and pain and other problems appear. The movement may get restricted due to distortion of a tissue after an injury or due to the pull from some other tight structure that did not heal properly after an old injury.
Osteopathic treatment for infertility which is when a woman is unable to conceive a child and can have numerous causes. Investigations do not always find the reason of this dysfunction. A basic principle of osteopathy is that structure and function are interrelated. In order to treat the conditions and diseases of the reproductive organs that may be causing infertility, it is important to completely understand the anatomy and physiology involved.
Bras, breast health and posture. Bras are designed to hold the breasts in place however a poorly fitted tight bra can impact on your health according to a study at the British school of Osteopathy. A tight bra strap can affect the natural movements of breathing by reducing the mobility of the ribcage, diaphragm and muscles and joints of the thoracic spine. Muscular tension and joint immobility in this area can create an imbalance in diaphragmatic breathing, forcing the upper ribs and accessory breathing muscles which attach to the neck to contract leading to increased neck tension.
Good circulation is essential in order for the body to get proper nutrients, and for the removal of waste products. Lack of movement leads to the development of stasis, congestion of bodily fluids and pain and other problems appear. The movement may get restricted due to distortion of a tissue after an injury or due to the pull from some other tight structure that did not heal properly after an old injury.
I overstrained my elbow when I played tennis at University for three months. I went to a local osteopath in my village in Texas. The doctor diagnosed it as a tennis elbow and injected my elbow with glucose into this area which was very painful. I went for another session and it did not help at all. I know Dr. Ashburner from my father who has lived in South Africa for over 25 years and is a patient of his, so I emailed him for advice.
Get Your Move Groove Back As men get older they start to assume that aches and pains are a ‘natural part of getting old’ and that they have to accept them – this is not true, there is a lot that Osteopathy can do to help over 40 men stay pain free and active. As men age their bodies gradually lose muscle mass, flexibilty and shape and the activities they engage in change.
If you’re a dedicated soccer player, there’s every chance that you’ve experienced a frustrating lay-off due to one or more of the injuries commonly associated with the game. While these mishaps can’t be totally prevented, there are steps that can be taken to minimise the risks. Football injuries are common due to the stop-start nature of the game, the hastily applied multi-directional stresses imposed on the body, and the unpredictability of what other players do.