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Osteopathy to ease COVID symptoms

Osteopathy to ease COVID-19 symptoms

Did you know that osteopathy can ease the symptoms of both acute and long Covid?

In this post, we explain how this non-invasive and gentle treatment can help you with issues associated with COVID-19, whether you are in the acute stages or looking for help for long-term symptoms.

What are the symptoms of acute and long Covid?

Acute Covid has a range of symptoms that can differ from person to person. The first symptoms a patient may notice are fever, cough, fatigue and a loss of sense of taste and smell. Later, they may go on to develop a sore throat, headache, respiratory issues, muscle aches and pain throughout the body.

Long Covid (1) is when patients experience symptoms for an extended time (six weeks or more) after initial infection.

Their symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Issues with sense of taste and smell
  • Anxiety

These are just a few of the reported long Covid symptoms, which may vary from individual to individual.

Osteopathy and Covid

You can already see the musculoskeletal pain features as a symptom of both acute and long Covid. That’s where osteopathy comes in. This gentle and effective treatment offers relief from aches and pains using a variety of techniques.

These include Osteoarticular adjustment, which is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that reduces muscle spasms near joints, eases neurological irritations around joints, makes joints more mobile and reduces pain and discomfort.

Craniosacral therapy is another technique that can help relieve aches and pains by using gentle pressure to manipulate the body’s tissues.

These are just a couple of examples of acute and long Covid osteopathy techniques that your practitioner will use to help you through your symptoms.

They will employ an individual approach to your treatment plan, looking at your overall well-being and understanding your range and intensity of symptoms which can vary considerably between patients.

A note on osteopathy and long Covid

Long Covid can be debilitating emotionally as well as physically. However, because osteopathy looks at the individual’s well-being as a whole, it can be a fantastic treatment to provide a much-needed boost to anyone who is worn down by their symptoms.

A natural treatment offering the help you need

Whether you are seeking relief from acute Covid symptoms or exploring osteopathy after Covid, you’ll find that this natural treatment can offer the help you need.

Reach out to the experts here at Osteo Health, who can assess your range of symptoms and suggest an appropriate treatment plan to help you through.

Call us at 403-814-0404 or book an appointment with us online at osteohealthcalgary.janeapp.com as the first step to getting you the relief you deserve.

Approved by Indira Ravaeva. Manual Osteopath. Member of National Manual Osteopathic Society and Osteopathy Australia.


1. Medical News Today website, ‘What to know about long COVID,’ March 8, 2021. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/long-covid

Also used in research but not referenced in the article:

Mayo Clinic website, ‘Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), August 27, 2022.


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