ARTHROSCOPY, SHOULDER, KNEE AND COLUMN SURGERY AMONG OTHERS.
It is a manual holistic therapy whose aim is to balance the body systems. Osteopathy is not used to heal the symptoms but to interpret them and, by a thorough diagnosis, find and treat the origin of the lesion.
Different techniques will be used depending on the patient (age, sex, illness, and symptoms) we will choose the most appropriate for your problem (structural, cranial, visceral). The differenttechniques could be manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and mobilization. The aim of these techniques is to stimulate the body’s healing mechanism.
The session frequency is different from that of classic physical therapy since we will have to wait from 1 week to 15 days for the second appointment. Every session lasts 1 hour.
Indications for ostheopatic treatment:
torticollis, neck pain.
headache, migraine, vertigos, dizziness
funtional gastrointestinal disease.
mandibular pathology(jaw cracking, pain, bruxism)
In general, it is used for any disorder affecting locomotor system, either all those caused by visceral dysfunction or structural dysfunction.
What is infant massage?
The infant massage is an old tradition in many cultures all over the world transmitted from mothers to daughters. A wide number of researches reveal the need of nurturing touch as an important part of the first years of life of your baby. The infant massage is one of the most pleasant and easy method for that first physical contact with your baby.
It is a delicate, tender and pleasant technique using tactile stimulation to allow a meaningfulcommunication between you and your baby’s body and emotional world.
Infant massage offers an endless number of benefits for babies. It helps create and reinforce emotional bonds, It relieves discomfort caused by colic and pass wind, It reinforces the immune system, It helps mature nervous system, Itprovides a balance between stimulation and relaxation. It also offers a moment of tranquility with your baby far away from that daily routine of work and other duties that keep you from spending time with your baby.
Infant massage helps to create and reinforce emotional bonds between parents and baby so important in their relationship. These bonds are important for the baby in the sense that they will feel more connected to their parents and so they will have a very positive personal development. This is not a mother-baby thing, the function of the father is essential in the family. Massages on a daily basis will allow the father to develop a strong relationship with his baby from the very beginning.
Infant massage benefits
Infant massage offers many benefits, and not only for the baby but also for the adults who is giving it.
For the baby
Strengthens positive links
Increases baby’s self-esteem
Encourage communication with external environment
Relieves discomfort caused by gases, teething, growing up, physical and emotional stress
Reinforces the immune system
Benefits the digestive system. It helps to calm colic
Contributes to respiratory system development.It balances oxygen levels.
Benefits circulatory system
It favours the neurological system development and myelination process
It benefits endocrine system. It reduces stress hormones production. It activates those hormones that provide calm and well-being
Benefits muscular system. This massage has a relaxing and toning up effect
You teach them to relax. Your baby will sleep longer and better
It helps them to know their own body and benefits body schema integration
The baby is provided with a model of respectful relationship.
For the person who is giving the massage
It is an excellent way to communicate with your baby
It helps you to understand and respond to non-verbal messages from your baby so you can take care of your baby better.
Reinforceinstinct and intuition
It give self-confidence and increase self-esteem
You will spend a great time with your baby
It reduces the disadvantages of being separated
Helps to relax
It will be a place and a time for fun
Improvesyour skills to help your kids in the future
Benefits the strengthening of family bonds and builds up positive bonds.
Reduces stress hormones production. It activates those hormones that provide calm and well-being
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China more than 3000 years ago. Some documents reveal that it appeared between 2696-2598 A.C This ancient science has been improved over thousands years. It is part of the traditional Chinese medicine and consists on inserting and manipulatingneedles in specific points in the body with the aim of improving the flow and balance of the energygoing through the meridians in our body. This curative medicine is meant to recover patient’s health and wellness.
There are hundreds of acupuncture points along the body’s 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels. Sixteenth century Chinese doctors used the term “Qi” to describe the energy that circulates through meridians.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting imbalances. Acupuncture also prompts the body to produce chemicals that decrease or eliminate painful sensations.
Is Acupuncture treatment painful?
Acupuncture needles are very thin with blunt tips which are inserted in a skin area prepared for this kind of activity without causing any pain.
How long is the acupuncture session?
The first session can last about one hour since a study of the patient’s symptoms will be carried out to decide the correct treatment regime. The following sessions will last 30 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
It is difficult to determine since each illness requires a particular number of sessions according to the chronicity of the process and the progress of the treatment. However, the first evaluation sessions to see the efficiency of the acupuncture treatment should not be more than 10.
The normal treatment frequency is one session a week, however,the interval between sessions will be shorter if it is an acute disorder.Likewise, in some cases the interval could be longer having one session every 15 days or monthly.
What effects does acupuncture have?
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect
Relaxing and sedative effect
Control of anxiety
Headache or frequent migraine
Sciatica, lumbago, backache
Neck pain, cervicobrachial neuralgia
Lateral andmedial epicondylitis
Cervical osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is the lymphatic system?
Like venous and arterial circulation, the lymphatic system is part of the circulatory systemand carries a clear fluid called lymph. This fluid comes from the blood and is returned to it by the lymphatic vessels.
The lymph carries certain nutrients like lipids and distributeswhite blood cells, which defend the body against infections. Besides, it becomes Interstitial fluid (or tissue fluid) located in interstitial spaces. Other function of the lymph is to transport large molecules such as cell debris, fat globules, and small proteins particles.
The lymph drains into lymphatic vessels, circulate through the lymph nodes and return toblood circulation by the collecting veins in the neck.
Lymph nodes are oval-shaped organs distributed widely throughout the body. Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles in the lymph. They keep bacteria, cancer cells and other disease agents from entering the blood circulation and are distributed throughout the body.
The lymphatic system keeps tissue vitality, but in some occasions and for unknown reasons, the normal lymph flow is interrupted by the obstruction of the small ducts they go through.
What is manual lymphatic drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from tissues where there are oedemas and make them go back to healthy lymphatic areas in the body.
This technic acts on the loose connective tissue, in the space between the deep skin layers and the muscles, including all elements in this area.
Effects of manual lymphatic drainage
Visceral nervous system effect; It hasrelaxing and sedative effects since it acts on the Parasympathetic nervous system.
Effects on musculature:It has effects on both smooth muscles and striated muscle.It acts on muscles in the intestinal wall activating the peristalsis which is very useful in the treatment of constipation.
Immune effects: Draining the tissues improves the defense cells flow in the tissues.
What is it?
It is a technique based on the body self-healing mechanism. It consists on applying a special elastic cotton strip which helps muscular function without limiting the movements.The anti-allergenic adhesive lay allows perspirationand the tape can be wet and it will not unstick.
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