As a patient, you’ve likely heard the phrase that the site of your pain is not usually the site of the problem. This does stand true especially when injuries and illnesses have compounded over time, however symptoms are not enemies, rather they are messengers who encourage us to take better care of ourselves!
Pain and discomfort along with the common musculoskeletal symptoms of muscle and joint aches, impacted range of motion due to “tightness”, cramping, swelling or stiffness, is a way the body shows its “cracks”. As an osteopathic manual practitioner, I act as the architect - and any good architect will tell you, when your walls are cracking, fix the foundation, not the paint job! With this, I will work to get to the root cause of the issues you are experiencing, to improve your health and vitality, rather than provide quick fixes to the symptoms that are only temporary solutions.
Osteopathy can help maintain the foundation of the body, referred to as the structure or the soma, with the study and deep understanding of how the body is constructed from a mechanical perspective, how the different bodily systems serve each other in function, and how the mechanics of your body can perform at their best and most efficient level. When the body is under chronic stress, whether emotional or physical, it is considered to be in a state of dis-ease. This can create the issue or referred pains within the body, and can evolve into true disease where the marker of chronic inflammation starts to impact your body’s functionality and capacity to heal due to congestion and stagnancy of bodily fluids. With Osteopathic Manual Therapy, I as your practitioner, work to decrease these pillars of dis-ease, allowing your cellular energy to go towards healing and maintaining healthy tissue function.
If you want to take an active role in promoting preserving your own good health, book in with me, Danielle - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner at Dalhousie Health & Wellness to start your functional health journey.