Structural osteopathy can prevent this condition. Its object is to examine the mechanical elements of the body in order to determine the source of the disease. By studying the musculoskeletal system, the osteopath identifies the body’s needs and responds to problems that are either chronic dysfunctions due to chronic diseases or products of occasional injuries.
Each year, a person makes – on average – about six million steps. Our body is a wonderful machine made to move. Like any machine, it needs constant maintenance and damage repair, as it faces natural damage that, over time, can worsen or lead to new, more dangerous damage. When a mechanical element of the body – bone, joint or muscle – malfunctions, it causes inflammation.
During the examination, the osteopath examines the joints anatomically to understand their shape, movement and degree of mobility as well as assessing the statics of the body. In this way he decides what kind of pressures, reshuffles, stretches will be necessary and in which spots.
By repositioning the spine and mobilizing the various joints and massaging the tissues, the osteopath restores to the higher possible extent, the mechanical problems that the body is facing and strengthens its defense and self-healing mechanism.
Structural osteopathy uses invasive manipulations, depending on the case, and they are necessary for patients suffering from diseases of the musculoskeletal system (joint, muscle, ligament problems, stiffness, cervical syndrome, sciatica or static problems), mild or chronic rheumatic diseases, neuromuscular disorders and chronic health problems.