Osteopaths are highly qualified health professionals.
Every day more than 30,000 people in the world apply to osteopaths for neck and back pain, joint and muscle problems, sports injuries, recurrent headaches and more. Osteopaths can eliminate the pain in a very short time with the mobilization and manipulation techniques they apply.
Osteopaths apply the holistic treatment concept, that is, they do not focus only on the problematic region and try to normalize the whole body balance by the manual techniques they use.
Osteopaths focus on evaluating the entire body instead of symptomatic treatment. They conclude mainly with their treatment on the musculoskeletal system and organ system. The main purpose is to create a positive effect on the body’s nervous system, circulatory system and lymphatic system.
Dr. Andrew Still is the first person to apply and initiate osteopathy in the United States in the 1800s. He tried to correct blood circulation and body biomechanics using only manual techniques without any medication.
There are many reasons for headaches. Tensions or stiffness in the muscles or joints in the neck and back can cause headaches. Mobilization applications that can be applied on the tense muscles or relaxation of the blocked back or neck joints can help to reduce headaches.
Foot and Ankle Problems
Foot and ankle are composed of many small bones. The proper functioning of the muscles, ligaments, and fascias around these bones provides the necessary strength and stabilization for the foot and ankle. A problem that may occur in any of these structures can cause foot and ankle distress.
Pain and inflammation of the plantar fasci. The plantar fascia mainly supports the underfoot arch and is located under the small bones from the heel to the fingertip. Plantar fascitis is generally defined to be a definite pain. It can be just below the heel or in the foot area. When sitting on the ground for a long time after staying in the lying position there is an irresistible pain under the foot and this pain begins to decrease after 1-2 steps. In some cases, where plantar fascia adheres to the bone, bone growth may occur and cause sharp pain in the foot.
Arthritis (Joint Rheumatism)
Arthritis is a condition associated with movement limitation, pain, tenderness and swelling occurring in one or more joints. Romatoitarthritis and Osteoarthritis are the most common types. In addition, there are varieties such as ankylosing spondylitis, pseudo arthritis and reactive arthritis.
Massage, mobilization and manipulation techniques for painful areas can help patients with arthritis. Relieving the joints around the painful joints, relieving the muscles and normalizing the circulation allows the joint movement to be facilitated and the range of motion is increased.
Conditions that can cause foot and ankle pain
Base flattening or flat foot is the flattening of the arch on the inside of the foot. Specifically heel of the shoes wear out very quickly. Flatfoot may cause ankle injuries, achilles tendon problems. It can be seen with foot pains, swelling or knee pain or swelling.