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The truth about osteopathy

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Just like so many medical practices and techniques, there are a number of misconceptions associated with osteopathy. This type of therapy offers a number of fantastic benefits and it could be just what you need.

It only treats bones

The word osteo makes people think that osteopathy is strictly about bones. However, this is not exactly true. This type of therapy started as a means of helping those suffering from bone issues but, today, osteopaths focus on all the systems in the body.

It's only for your back

Osteopaths treat many people with back trouble. However, this does not mean that this type of treatment is only for back trouble. It can be used to treat headaches, pregnancy problems, sports injuries and more.

It's a new-age treatment

Yes, it is a new type of treatment but this does not mean that it is not just as highly regulated as other fields of medicine. Practitioners need to undergo continued training each year in order to ensure that they are up to date with their training and the latest methods.

Sessions are painful

When we think about bone issues and bones cracking, it sends shivers up most of our spines. This is why so many people associate osteopathy with pain. This is a common misconception, however, and it's a far more gentle approach than many realise. Yes, you may feel some stretching and discomfort in muscles that you rarely use, but this is the extent of the 'pain'. In addition, you will enjoy some amazing benefits even after your first session.

There you have it! Now that these common myths are cleared up, why not schedule an appointment with your trusted osteopath today? Whatever it is that is troubling you, discuss these matters with a trained professional and they will help you develop an immediate and, if necessary, ongoing plan.

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