Osteopathy and pregnancy
It is not surprising that a pregnant woman should suffer from musculoskeletal problems or low back or pelvic pain as a result of pregnancy-related weight gain and postural fatigue. In addition, pregnancy releases hormones that distend ligaments, which in turn loosen the pelvic joints in order to facilitate the expulsion of the baby at the time of delivery. Those hormones are released early during pregnancy and increase tension of the joints. The contraindications related to drugs in such circumstances suggest that osteopathy may well prove to be the treatment of choice,
Osteopathy and the treatment of feet
Although many persist in believing that osteopaths are only interested in lower-back trouble, they are, in reality, equally interested in treating all musculoskeletal-related problems – joints, ligaments, and muscles, as well the headaches and migraines that are often connected to them.
People who suffer from foot pains often consider that such problems do not deserve any consideration, forgetting that the human foot is made up of 26 small bones, numerous joints, complex muscles located in the sole of the foot, and tendons that run between each toe. After all, it is the feet that support the body’s entire weight day and day out. Again, osteopathy can treat foot pains successfully.
The healing process
There is no shortcut to better health. However, one can take certain steps to improve one’s physical wellbeing, starting with a sound diet. Obese people should be interested in losing weight if only to reduce the stress their excess weight imposes on their body. Everyone should pay attention to such details as sitting correctly or lifting things in such a way as to protect one’s back. Finally, those who choose to resort to an osteopath should respect their appointments and follow his or her recommendations.