One out of five Canadians suffer from chronic pains, whether it’s coming from the back, muscle or any part of the body that usually causes discomfort. With this uncomfortable experience, we want a long lasting relief to experience better days moving forward but how could it really be? Aside from a good massage, what could be done to address and eliminate such discomforting conditions?

Manual Osteopathy at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness – Langley Willoughby can give you long lasting relief of pain and help you in improving your daily quality of life by eliminating pains through this procedure. There are a lot of conditions that can be addressed with this service that we later on find out.

How Manual Osteopathy in Langley Can Help You?

As we know, Manual Osteopathy provides treatment that is non-invasive and aims to provide improvement in your body functions as well as your detailed knowledge of the body’s anatomy. With a skilled and professional Manual Osteopath, he/she assesses and restores the balance between all the body systems affected. It may include musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.

Manual Osteopathy can eliminate pain and simultaneously improve the function of your body in different areas by removing restrictions from the vascular, neural and biomechanical mechanisms which support the natural healing capacity of the body and promote the regulation of what needs to be.

Here are the most common conditions that are addressed by Manual Osteopathy in Langley:

1. Frozen Shoulder

People suffering from frozen shoulders give them the disability to move their arms and other related body parts from moving freely without pain. Lack of movement or cure can lead to stiffness and even loss of mobility. It is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis where the capsule of the shoulder joint is inflammed that the shoulder joints could not move freely.

Other factors that causes frozen shoulder are the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Changes in hormones
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Cervical Disk disease of the neck
  • Open Heart Surgery

Through manual osteopathy, frozen shoulders could be addressed through gentle manipulation  techniques that are focused on the joints of the shoulders and soft tissues surrounding it including the spine. Mobilization techniques are used to restore the range of movement back into the shoulders gradually and progressively. With the combination of other rehabilitation exercises integrated in the treatment plan, recovery will be a bit faster especially the Thawing Phase. Professional Osteopaths will not only cure them onset but also provide you with lifestyle tips and advice to lessen pain for ongoing treatment and prevention.

2. Postural Problems

Poor posture can lead to several body discomfort including back pains, headaches and even difficulty in breathing. Bad posture is often noticed not until something goes wrong but this could also be a cause or can contribute to a variety of body issues.

Professional Osteopaths help improve posture and eliminate discomfort. It gives an overall treatment which aims to restore balance within. Common causes of bad posture are:

  • Weakness of Muscles
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Stiffness of Joints
  • Lack of Physical Activity
  • Workplace Requirements
  • Inadequate education and awareness

With the thorough assessment of an Osteopath to your body, including your nervous system, spine, ligaments, tendons and muscles, they use a variety of hands-on techniques in their treatment plan. This techniques include:

  • Muscle and Joint Capsule Stretching
  • Gentle Spinal Manipulation
  • Gentle and Rhythmi Joint Movements
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Rehabilitation Exercises to strengthen muscles such as:
    • Neck Stretches
    • Chest Opener
    • Cat-Cow Stretch
    • Wall Angels

Through a comprehensive treatment plan, osteopathy helps prevent further injuries and promotes long-term musculoskeletal wellness.

3. Sport Injuries

It can be generally categorized into 2 types: Acute and Chronic Injuries

Acute Injuries suddenly happen during physical activities while Chronic Injuries develop overtime due to repetitive strain or overuse of certain parts of the body. Osteopaths are flexible and adaptable enough to assess and treat various musculoskeletal conditions using a holistic and patient centered approach like sports injuries. Also, with their expertise, they could determine the underlying issues that may also have contributed to the injury.

The role of Osteopaths in Sports Injury Rehabilitation are the following:

  • Accurate diagnosis: As they possess a deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics, they can diagnose sports injuries accurately that they could develop proper treatment plan for recovery
  • Manual Therapy: while they use their hands-on techniques to manipulate tissues, it also aim to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and restore proper function of the injured part of the body that aids in the recovery
  • Rehabilitation Exercises: they prescribe specific exercises to improve strength, flexibility and range of motion of an athlete. These exercises help the athletes regain of his body’s functionality and prevent future injuries by targeting affected areas of the body.
  • Injury Prevention: as they thoroughly assess injuries, they also help in preventing them. By evaluating one’s posture, movement patterns and muscle imbalances, they can provide the proper guidance and proper training techniques and suggest preventive measures to lessen the risk of injury.

4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It is a condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the wrist, which occurs when the carpal tunnel space in the wrist becomes inflamed. Whenever you have carpal tunnel syndrome or compression of your median nerves, you usually feel the following symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Pins and Needles
  • Numbness
  • Pain in the affected hand

Pain and other symptoms could also be felt in the forearm and the hand may feel weak which results the person to be dropping items or they may struggle with finger movements.

Osteopathy is one of the answers to cure carpal tunnel syndrome by the techniques to be used, it could release the pressure in the affected area. It can alleviate restricted metacarpal and carpal bones by stretching soft tissues. It helps to increase the length of the ligament, increase the range of motion of your wrist and strengthen the muscles. This will improve the pressure flow and circulation of the median nerve function.

5. Tennis Elbow 

Having tennis elbow discomfort may feel pain and swelling in the affected area. Applying an ice pack several times in the day could help reduce the pain and swelling but doesn’t address the underlying cause.

Osteopathic techniques could help treat the patients’ discomfort with tennis elbow by promoting the proper flow of the blood to the affected area. The goal in this treatment is to increase the blood flow through gentle stretching or massage on the muscle fibers to increase the circulation.

In this way, it also allows the nutrients into your tissues to repair themselves rapidly than they would without treatment.

Where to find a Manual Osteopath in Langley?

We have professional Osteopaths at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness, whom you can have your initial assessment to treat certain conditions like the ones mentioned above It is best to choose a wellness clinic where you will find:

  • Experienced Practitioners: who are dedicated to providing effective and personalized care about every condition. 
  • Applies Holistic Approach in Treatment: With a holistic approach in every treatment, we address underlying causes as we consider the interconnectedness of the body.
  • Individualized Care: Every patient have their own tailored fit treatment plan based on your specific needs, to ensure a personalized and targeted approach to recovery
  • Specialized Programs for MVA: We cater and address crash accident recovery – where motor vehicle injuries require comprehensive patient-centered treatment 

Our manual osteopaths at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness Clinic in Langley location could also specialize in treating other conditions aside from the ones above – including but not limited to:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint Conditions (Arthritis)
  • Pregnancy Related Discomfort

We conduct assessments thoroughly to understand the root cause of your concerns. Using osteopathy techniques and other health services that we have, we aim to restore your balance, eliminate pain and enhance your body’s natural healing mechanisms to achieve optimal recovery.

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