What can Osteopathy do for me?
Osteopathic treatment can be helpful for a wide range of ailments and conditions. A treatment generally involves removing strains, restrictions and old injury patterns from the body through gentle manipulation. As the affected area of the body comes to balance the patient’s own healing intelligence is given a chance to do its work. In this way, the treatments address both acute and long-standing conditions, even those that have been resistant to change. In addition to addressing specific conditions, osteopathic treatments consider the whole body, and will often result in an increased feeling of well-being in the patient.
OSTEOPATHY FOR ADULTS
OMM addresses acute issues as well as long-standing stubborn problems. We often find that traumas and injuries are behind a person’s complaints. In an accident or trauma the body physiology gets deranged, and the body will often hold on to the impact forces or the memory of them unless they are addressed. The maintaining of injury patterns can drain the body, whether we are aware of it or not. Once these strain patterns resolve, proper function can rush in and take over.
Osteopathy For Head Injury
Recovery from head injury can be a long road, and people often don’t know where to turn for help. Some people may not even realize they have had a head injury, after a car accident for example. Osteopathy is in a unique position to be of help for this condition, to help diagnose the issues at play and provide treatment. Cranial osteopathy is a whole science of how to address the head and neck (and the rest of the body) and bring them back to health. It can bring relief for those suffering the wide range of effects of head injury, and can dramatically improve the recovery process. A recent case study I co-authored shows that, even in severe traumatic brain injury – with and without bleed – OMM may play a role in improving health outcomes.
OSTEOPATHY FOR CHILDREN AND INFANTS
Dr. Brown has extensive experience treating infants and children with osteopathic manipulation. He has spent many years treating newborns regularly in both a hospital and outpatient setting, as well as the full range of pediatric patients. Infants and children can often benefit greatly from osteopathic care. The treatments are gentle and can accommodate the subtlety of their physiology. Treatment can address acute issues and help guide the body in the best direction, resolving issues now that may become problematic down the line.