As an osteopath with a special interest in female care an all too common phenomenon with female health is living with unnecessary discomfort, pain, irritation and irregularities the can come along unwelcome with fluctuations in hormone levels and the structural changes to our anatomy from puberty throughout and beyond menopause.
As an osteopathic manual practitioner, I’m working with the structure of the body to impact any restrictions in motion from superficial skin and fascia, to deep visceral tissues of the body. This with aim to relieve any obstruction to blood flow, naval supply and lymphatic drainage which may be hindering the functioning of the endocrine, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, which all contribute in management of hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle. As the body works through this cycle for many years of the female life, compromising habits to compensate for the pain and discomfort can arise, leading to a lasting effect on the structure of the body due to the irritation within the deeper organ systems. As the two are so deeply interrelated, I work to impact the structural causes or resultants to give the body a better chance of maintaining homeostasis even throughout the trialling phases of menstruation. Ensuring the reproductive system is under the least amount of physical stress by improving the structural integrity of the overall body structure, not only provides a greater chance for a decrease in unpleasant symptomology throughout the menstrual and menopausal cycles, but also allows the body a better chance at maintaining a fertile environment. Allowing yourself momentary relief during these cycles with temporary aids is second nature in the western world, but there is potential to feel better all month long when allowing osteopathy to be a part of your care plan.
As your osteopathic manual practitioner, I work to find the root cause of your unpleasant symptoms, and work with the body to help relieve the structure, to then allow your body to function at it’s best potential.
If you have any questions about female health and accompanying symptoms and how I may be able to help your body as a manual osteopathic practitioner, book in at Dalhousie Health & Wellness and lets get your journey started on reclaiming your health.
Danielle Stark, Osteopathic Manual Provider