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By Fontaine Center
July 15, 2019
Category: Osteopathy

Many doctors work to treat a specific symptom or disease without focusing on how that problem affects other systems within the body. An osteopathic physician is a doctor who focuses on treating the patient as a whole in order to restore how the body works together as a unit. After all, any abnormality or dysfunction in one part of the body can certainly influence other parts of the body, as well. An osteopathic physician will also provide you with a variety of nonsurgical and non-medicinal treatment options to alleviate your symptoms.

What is involved in osteopathic manual medicine?

Osteopathic manual medicine involves a series of hands-on, non-invasive techniques that are designed to treat and realign areas of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. An osteopath will use manual manipulation to treat a wide range of injuries and disorders without resorting to drugs and surgery. In fact, osteopathic manual medicine may even prevent some patients from needing surgery.

Along with treatments that a patient may receive from their physician, many people still turn to an osteopathic doctor because they can provide alternative and complementary therapies that can enhance their existing treatment plan. Other patients turn to osteopathic medicine when other traditional therapies and treatment options have failed to provide relief.

Who can benefit from osteopathic medicine?

Since this type of therapy is non-invasive it is safe for all ages, from infants to seniors. Along with the standard neuromusculoskeletal issues an osteopath treats, this manual manipulation therapy can also improve other systems within the body such as the respiratory, cardiac, and digestive systems. Patients may turn to an osteopath to treat:

  • Chronic and acute conditions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ disorder
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Whiplash
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Other injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive issues
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sinus disorders
  • Menstrual pain
  • Back, knee, leg, and ankle pain
  • Neck pain

Through regular osteopathic manual therapy your doctor can reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood flow and healing, boost range of motion and flexibility, and fix misalignments within the body so that everything works in harmony.

So many people can benefit from regular osteopathic manual therapy. Find out how it can help improve your body and your mind.

By Fontaine Center
April 16, 2019
Category: Nutrition
Tags: Osteopath   Nutrition  

Do you find yourself falling asleep at your desk or exhausted throughout the day? Do you feel bloated and sluggish after meals? Does something just feel off with nutritionregards to your health? Many Americans aren’t feeling like the best physical versions of themselves because they aren’t giving their bodies the proper nutrition needed to fuel them. Turn to an osteopath who can provide you with the nutritional advice and recommendations you need to improve how your whole body functions.

What is an osteopath?

In order to fully understand what an osteopath can offer you with regards to advice, treatments, and care it’s first important to understand what an osteopath does. An osteopath is a doctor that specializes in providing alternative care and treatments that improve how every muscle, ligament, joint, and system within the body functions.

After all, when there is dysfunction somewhere in the body it’s often the result of dysfunction somewhere else, as well. An osteopath provides manual manipulation and adjustments to stretch and move the body to improve functionality, flexibility and range of motion while reducing pain, weakness, and other physical issues.

How does nutrition play a role in osteopathy?

We first need to identify what is causing your issues and how they are linked to nutrition before determining the best course of action. After all, an osteopath specializes in preventing and treating problems through a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and osteopathic treatments.

For example, if you are dealing with inflammation in the body this could be caused by certain metabolic disorders. Making sure that you are eating a healthy diet and avoiding sugar, starches, and other foods that can make inflammation worse is key, while also providing you with healthy food recommendations that will support your body and reduce inflammation.

We also know how much being overweight or obese can affect the overall function of the body. Many people who are overweight deal with aches and pain on a daily basis and may find themselves dealing with other serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease. An osteopath can work with you to create a weight loss plan that truly works. No diets, no gimmicks, just healthier eating and knowing what to put in your body to help it thrive and to help you shed the excess weight for a much healthier you.

Whether you are dealing with extreme fatigue on a regular basis or you are looking for a healthy and effective way to lose weight, turning to an osteopath will provide you with the treatments, care and advice you need to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle and to maintain a healthier body.