Correct Structural Imbalances With Our Osteopathy Services In Putney Bridge

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After golfing at Jungle Rumble, visiting St. Mary's Church, and sightseeing at Putney Pier, do you feel that back pain? Muscle ache? Or maybe body strain?

As much as we’d like to blame it all on ageing or your body adjusting to your new routines, as experts, we’re telling you that’s not the case,

 

Your body needs to be released from the stresses and strains you take from doing activities, and when you don’t– it manifests through making parts of your body experience pain.

 

Whenever we do not feel well, we seek medical treatment as a solution to recover good health. Sadly, not everything can be treated by over-the-counter pills or surgery. Many treatments and therapies exclude these options yet can effectively manage your health. Osteopathy is one form of such treatment.

Osteopathy relies on physical manipulation, stretching of muscles & joints, and massage to relieve muscle tension, increase joint mobility, and enhance blood supply to speed up the healing process and a patient's general wellbeing.

 

Osteopathy uses a holistic, hands-on approach for both diagnosis and treatment. Much focus is put on the bones, muscles, ligaments, and joints to help address all the problems that might affect the musculoskeletal system.

 

At La Dolce, we use gentle manipulation like stretching and joint rotation to improve motion, posture, and energy flow.  While we focus most on the musculoskeletal system, we also offer Cranial osteopathy to help our patients experience a quality of life. Cranial Osteopathy can boost energy levels, and relieve head ailments including migraines, sinusitis, and insomnia.

 

Before choosing the type of treatment you will be given, we consider the discomfort you are experiencing during consultation sessions. We will also look at your medical history, past symptoms, and current health state before deciding on a treatment plan.

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When Do You Need Osteopathy

Osteopathy helps treat a variety of health problems, both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal. Osteopathy  helps relieve:

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  • Low back pain

  • Ankle injuries

  • Asthma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tennis elbow

  • Neck pain

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Recovery after surgery

  • Menstrual pain

  • Depression

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Pregnancy and labor

Benefits Of Osteopathy Treatment

As Osteopaths, we are often asked by patients what they will benefit from regular osteo visits, and the answer to this question varies on what condition each patient is treating. But, just like we service our cars regularly to keep them in perfect condition, our bodies do regular maintenance. 

 

They too can break down, and our quality of life can quickly decline; it's advisable to visit a doctor or healthcare provider regularly.

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It's even more essential to visit health professionals if there's a history of illness and injury. Osteopaths work with the whole body structure, including muscles and bones, to deliver manual treatment that can benefit you.

 

At La Dolce, our osteopathy treatments aim to provide relief from pain and discomfort, and with this comes several benefits, including:

 

  •                       Improved mobility and flexibility

  •                       Relieve insomnia

  •                       Boost energy levels 

  •                       Reduce anxiety and stress

  •                       Improve mood and overall health

There Is A Difference Between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, And Chiropractic Treatment

While there might be an overlap in all these treatments, there are distinct differences in the services that these allied health professionals provide. Essentially, we all aim to help alleviate your pain and improve mobility. 

 

As osteopaths, we holistically look at the body- as a whole. Osteopaths look at the cause of your pain and discomfort using manual or hands-on techniques to address any issues that you have. Osteopathy focuses more on physically manipulating the muscles, tissues, and bones. This holistic approach views the body as a whole instead of focusing on a specific area. Osteopaths also focus on healing several other ailments like the digestive system and circulatory disorders.

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Chiropractors focus mainly on the proper alignment of the spine and other joints. They often use spine manipulation to believe that spinal health can eventually heal the whole body. Chiropractors focus more on natural remedies and use spinal manipulation– this involves making minor adjustments to the position of the lumbar vertebrae to alleviate pain and relieve pressure. 

 

Physiotherapy is less hands-on and more exercise-based in the treatment approach. It also focuses more on a specific problem area and the treatment presented is for that area rather than the whole body. In most cases, physiotherapists do a movement and strength analysis as well as recommend exercises for a patient to follow.

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Osteopathy And Biomechanics

Sometimes patients develop pains that seem to be impossible to diagnose. So many jump from one doctor to another and carry out multiple tests, but all efforts are in vain– because there’s no “real answer” for what is wrong in their body. Although it is often overlooked, the answer lies in body movement– biomechanics.

 

Osteopathy treats the body as a whole. The biomechanics model states that every part of the musculoskeletal system is interconnected and influences every other part. Every joint, muscle and ligament is considered and treated as part of the whole body as they affect every other part of the patient’s system. 

 

Biomechanics emphasizes that there is a correct position for every structure in the body, and any external pressure applied with precision can put the body back to its original alignment. Also, this model believes osteopathy restores the body to its normal structural alignment and allows proper flow of the essential nutrients to the rest of the body, enabling it to self-regulate healing mechanisms and enable the body to function more effectively.

 

In short, osteopathy considers your whole musculoskeletal system since every part plays a role in the healing process.

We Care For You

Our team at La Dolce has the thoughtful hands you need. With years of experience on our hands, we can provide a holistic and thoughtful approach to your health care and rehabilitation. We strive to deliver quality and excellence for our patients. 

 

Our skilled osteopaths have the resources to manage your health needs from kids to adults and everything in-between. We are genuinely passionate about your wellbeing, and we will collaborate to deliver healthcare solutions that will improve your general wellbeing and quality of life.


Ready to start the journey to healthy living? Book a call with us today.

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