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Osteopathy: understand what is and what diseases treat

Osteopathy: understand what is and what diseases treat

Osteopathy is a method that acts as a means of diagnosis and treatment, which uses manual resources (ie, using the hands as a working tool) for a therapeutic approach to the body and their pains. The philosophy of osteopathy is based on an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Treatment through it allows the rebalancing of body functions and body functioning.

According to osteopathy, the major focus of study and treatment is at the source of the pain and not where it is located. Even because pain is not the main cause of the injury, it can usually be caused due to an imbalance. For example, an ankle sprain may be a causal factor of a hip pain and only through a detailed assessment will these imbalances be exposed for the therapeutic approach.

Used since the year 1874 and created by the American physician Andrew Taylor Still, osteopathy has been studied and improved by practitioners of the method around the world. In Brazil, there is a regulation by Coffito (Federal Council of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) that qualifies the physiotherapist as a qualified professional to have this specialization. In other continents, such as in Europe, there are specific advice where osteopathy is a profession.

Indications

Osteopathy has a broad indication and can be used from pediatric treatments to treatments for individuals of a later age With the concept of the search for homeostasis, which is the balance of body functions, osteopathy acts on several body systems, for example, the skeletal muscle system responsible for our locomotor system (muscles, bones and bones). joints). Therapy focuses on the balance of the body, so it is not restricted to a greater focus in a specific region.

Benefits of osteopathy

For osteopathy the principle of treatment is the unity of the body where everything is interconnected and like all the systems interact with each other, so that the treatment has the expected effect, they must be in equilibrium. Therefore, for the diagnosis and cure it is necessary to understand the physiology of the organism by integrating all the systems (visceral, cranial and structural). Thus the indication will be able to guide the therapy according to the needs of each system, depending on the evaluation and diagnosis.

How is osteopathy made?

Treatment is guided by the principle of self-healing.

find, fix and leave

", that is, determine the cause, treat and let the body reestablish. For this, the patient should undergo a detailed evaluation, in that the entire history of symptoms will be addressed and interpreted. After this, some specific tests will be done to identify the cause of the problem and then manual techniques will be used to alleviate the symptoms. Treatment durability, including number of sessions and interval between sessions, depends on the response symptomatic of each patient, since this indication ends up being particular for each case in order to wait for the body's response according to each situation.

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Ideally it should be performed next to the donation of healthy life habits, such as physical activity and balanced eating. To potentiate the treatment, it is indicated to abandon old and harmful habits, as well as the sedentarismo. After all, the focus is always the unity of the body and the maintenance of health.


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