Structural osteopathy relies on the assertion that ‘structure governs function’; that is, if the body’s structure is out of line, it won’t function properly and will create stresses, strains and therefore pain in specific areas. For example:
Misaligned pelvis >> increased weight-bearing on one side of the body >> postural compensation in the upper back >> NECK PAIN.
Structural osteopaths employ a range of techniques:
- Spinal mobilisation: increases movement in the body’s joints (not just the spine)
- Soft tissue release: a little like massage, but intended specifically to rectify the problem
- Spinal realignment: also known as ‘cavitation’, this is the ‘click’ that allows more movement in joints that are stubborn and remain restricted
Please Note: Not every patient needs to be ‘clicked’ it is dependent on your medical history and also whether you feel comfortable with the technique itself.
Structural Osteopathy is particularly helpful for:
- Tilted or twisted pelvis also known as ‘Sacro-iliac dysfuction or irritation’
- Scoliosis / twisted spine
- Long leg on one side (leg length discrepancy)
- Neck pain which can stay local or refer to arm pain, finger tingling or headaches
- Lower back pain which can be focussed pain or referred pain into the legs causing leg pain, tingling in the thighs and feet
- Sports Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Mid back pain which can refer into the ribs
- Hip pain referring to the groin or outer thigh
- Ankle aches and sprains
The aim of structural osteopathy is simple: to ensure that the body’s strains remain equal and minimal in order to eradicate pain and avoid premature wear-and-tear.
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