What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that involves both the function and structure of the body, both your mental and physical wellness. The purpose of this kind of treatment is to balance all parts of the body, which helps your overall wellness. Osteopathy can be related to Physiotherapy since they are both a hands-on form of treatment, but the key difference between them is that Osteopathy also involves working with your mental wellness 1. Osteopathy involves both your mental and physical wellness, which other forms of therapy might not offer. This form of therapy does not only focus on the problem area, but also focuses on the whole body and the patient’s overall well being. This form of therapy is used to treat and relieve many different kinds of conditions, such as digestive problems, postural problems, upper and lower back problems, neck and head pains, arthritis, foot and ankle pains, and much more. With 3 locations in the GTA, The First Health Group is here to help treat any pain you may have. During your first session with one of our licenced Osteopaths, they will examine and assess your body to see what methods of treatment would best suit you and your conditions. Everyone’s body is different so everyone’s treatments will vary according to their body/conditions.
What are the positives to receiving osteopathy? There are so many benefits to receiving osteopathy, these benefits are both mental and physical. Some benefits are relief from chronic pain, can restore joint functions, helps to correct posture problems, improves your health throughout your whole body (physically and mentally), can improve your sleeping pattern, can improve your mood and energy levels, can decrease your stress levels, and much more. Since this form of therapy involves both your mindful wellness and physical wellness, you will experience both the positive mental and physical effects from this form of treatment 2.
Are there any negative effects to receiving osteopathy? There are common side effects and more rare side effects to osteopathy. Some common side effects include tenderness, headaches, and some pain or discomfort where treatment was given. Some uncommon side effects include tiredness, allergic reactions, and worse pains. These side effects are not common, but it’s important to be aware of the possible risks before starting treatment. If you experience any of these side effects during or after treatment, it is important to tell your doctor or Osteopath about them. Not everyone will feel these effects, it all just depends on your body and conditions.
For those without extended healthcare, we offer affordable pricing to help you get back to normal. Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga Millcreek, Mississauga Heartland, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our Chiropractors in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling normal. This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.
Most patients are covered by their workplace’s extended healthcare program and don’t need to pay out of pocket. For those without extended healthcare, we offer affordable pricing to help you get back to normal.
Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our chiropractors in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling like normal.
This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.