Modern Chiropractic and Osteopathy
The main focus of our practice is the treatment of acute and chronic conditions and problems with the musculoskeletal system and related health consequences. Any change in the musculoskeletal system leads to some kind of dysfunction which can trigger health problems. This is why we treat the whole person rather than individual symptoms.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an age-old method of healing. It is the art of removing back pain, joint problems and organ malfunction – with simple, well-considered and proven hand movements. Everything happens in a natural way – without physical or pharmaceutical aids.
This explains why Chiropractic once used to be referred to as “hands-on medicine”. The focal point of this form of healing is the entire body, for even the smallest change in the spinal column affects the processes occurring throughout the body, because all of our organs are controlled via the spine.
Spinal dysfunction can therefore cause organ dysfunction and, by the same token, organ problems may also point to problems within the spinal column.
What is Osteopathy?
Every body part needs freedom of movement for optimal functioning. From an osteopathic perspective, whenever that freedom of movement is restricted, tension initially forms within the connective tissue leading to some form of dysfunction.
Our bodies consist of countless structures that are all connected via the fasciae system (connective tissue). From an osteopathic perspective, any impairment of movement can spread via the fasciae and be manifested in other parts of the body as physical ailments.
Osteopathic treatment is performed by the use of special techniques. The aim of Osteopathy is to restore patients to bodily balance and wellbeing by improving the mobility of the affected structures in a natural way.
Visceral, parietal and cranial osteopathy
The theory of Osteopathy divides the anatomical structures into three areas of consideration, though the Osteopath always views the body as a single entity when treatment is provided.
Visceral osteopathy is concerned with the organs, their fixation within the body and the blood flow to and from them. Parietal osteopathy primarily addresses muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue, while Cranial osteopathy also applies the same principles to the head of the patient.
Chiropractic and Osteopathy are successful methods for treating the following ailments:
- Change in the alignment of the spinal column
- Pelvic misalignment
- Muscular skeletal problems
- Restricted movement of the spinal column
- Arthrosis or joint disease
- Neck tension
- Postural problems
- Back pain
- Lumbago (lower back pain)
- Cervical spine syndrome
- Lumbar spine syndrome
- Segmental thoracic syndrome
- Prolapsed disc (slipped disc)
- Shoulder-arm syndrome
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint pain
- Crash injury consequences
- Sports injuries
- Jaw problems (mandibular joint issues)
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Circulatory disorders
- Breathing problems
- Sinus infections
- Liver and gallbladder problems
- Chronic bladder infections
- Heel spur
- and many more besides these common complaints.
Chiropractic and Osteopathy can also be used to prevent degenerative changes or to optimise sporting performance.