Wellness: "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- The World Health Organization
Osteopathic Treatment is an effective way to nurture long-lasting vitality and wellness.
Our wellness directly affects our actions and emotions. Wellness looks beyond the presence or absence of symptoms to focus on optimal health.
Wellness care is essentially maintenance of health. After thorough assessment of postural and mechanical functions to determine individual wellness needs, the therapist will use gentle manipulations to optimize structure and increase fluid flow. Wellness care is typically done on a weekly basis until postural concerns have been treated (approximately 3 months) and monthly thereafter. Special attention is given to address the needs of the patient, and to prevent future ailments.
Chronic Pain Care
Osteopathy is especially adept at treating chronic pain. The University of North Texas, USA, performed a randomized double-blind, sham-controlled trial to determine the efficacy of 6 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) sessions over 8 weeks in which the majority of the 455 patients evaluated experienced reduced pain and disability by more than 50% (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26927908). Results such as these are rarely seen with chronic pain. With a treatment approach that integrates all aspects of healing, the therapist works to alleviate acute and chronic symptoms as well as any underlying dysfunctions. The therapist will devise a treatment plan inclusive of lifestyle advice to treat the pain effectively.
Osteopathic Philosophy is guided by 6 key principles: 1. The body is a unit. 2. Structure and function are interrelated. 3. The body is self-regulating. 4. The body is designed to defend and treat itself. 5. When the body's ability to adapt is disrupted, the internal environment loses its integrity and self-maintenance is compromised. 6. All treatment must be rational treatment and must be based on the above principles.
In other words, osteopathy emphasizes the body's ability to heal itself. By optimizing structure, we optimize function which encourages the body's ability to self-regulate and heal.
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Beverly Grube, Dental Assistant
"Brydget is detail oriented, and strives for the most comfortable adjustments and appointments. It was always a pleasure to work with her. I have suffered back and neck injuries since I was 15, and I have had other types of treatment in the past, this was my first experience with manual osteopathy. I liked the experiences I had each time I was on the table. With more gentle approaches, but effective movements and I could feel results! I definitely look forward to my next treatment!"