Osteopath, Chiropractor and Physiotherapist. “Who is best to see?”
This is the first question to ask when you suffer from musculoskeletal dysfunction such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder or knee injury, etc. What specialist is the best for your specific problem?
Osteopathy is part of alternative medicine. Firstly, Osteopath performs hand manipulations to help diagnose and treat various conditions. Secondly, the basic idea of osteopathy is that the vast majority of diseases are caused by weakness, excessive tension or stiffness of muscles and joints. As a result, the correction of this issue with the help of some kind of manipulation, usually without much use of force, will help a person to get rid of diseases on their own, without drugs and operations. Additionally, Osteopath can also prescribe exercises and diet or conduct a course of electrical stimulation.
Chiropractic care is based on the belief that health problems are mainly caused by dislocated vertebrae. So, if the vertebrae are put in place with a sharp, strong movement, a person can heal without the help of other doctors. As a bonus, unblock their “innate intelligence” (in other words, the flow of energy).
Physiotherapy is a treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility. Physiotherapist usually recommends movement and exercise to help improve your mobility and function. In other words, the goal is to work with a particular muscle or joint to relieve pain or discomfort or to strengthen that area after an injury or surgery.
Does osteopath help?
There is evidence that it can relieve chronic low back pain (pain that lasts more than three months). There are many different directions in osteopathy today. Many osteopaths understand that everything must have evidence, so they only work with those patients who have certain complaints about their musculoskeletal system. The patient is referred to an appropriate specialist if a person has asthma, myopia, allergies or other diseases not related to bones and muscles.
Osteo Health Approach
Our approach is based on knowledge, that a single technique or method alone will not give the most effective and fast results for a particular issue. Consequently, we have selected a number of different techniques and methods, such as deep soft tissue massage and stretches, manual osteopathy and laser, shockwave and ultrasound therapy to manage promptly the challenging musculoskeletal problems we encounter every day.
Our approach is based on combination of modern therapeutic technologies and effective manual osteopathic and orthopedic massage techniques. Moreover, we provide treatment for wide range of pain, injuries and physical issues.
Our Clinic specializes in treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. We successfully treat the following musculoskeletal pathologies:
• Arthritis, bursitis, epicondylitis, tendinitis, capsulitis, tenosynovitis, myositis, fasciitis.
• Muscles strains, sprains, overuse injuries, whiplash, torticollis.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, pronator teres syndrome, frozen shoulder syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome.
• Functional scoliosis and head forward posture, military neck and extensive kyphosis, slumped shoulders posture and thoracic outlet syndrome, flat back posture and functional pelvic imbalances, foot over pronation and over supination, genu valgum and genu varus.
Are there any direct contraindications for osteopathy?
In conclusion, you cannot be treated with osteopathy if you have cancer, infection, multiple sclerosis, if you are pregnant, take anticoagulants or are undergoing radiation therapy.
Give us a call if you are not sure who is your specialist.
Most likely, you will find a solution to your problem in our clinic. If we will find we can`t help you, you will be referred to an appropriate specialist.