Osteopathy

Is a manual therapy that treats the source of the problem and not just the symptoms.Therefore it is very effective for many physical aches and pains. Especially in the back, neck, shoulders and other body parts.

Pain, contraction and inflammation are not the cause of the problem but only symptoms.However, if you suffer from aching, we recommend you to always consult your physician. It is the only person who can make a diagnosis.


We are the longest established osteopathy practice in Lanzarote with over 20 years experience and
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Life is movement 

Movement is essential for the optimal functioning of the human body. Osteopathy works from the principal that the body can function due to the fact that it can move. This idea is not restricted to the known movements in joints and muscles, but also the fine, rhythmic and unconscious movements of all body-parts, including organs and the skull.Everything that is alive, moves. On the other side, loss of movement can lead to pain. Certain lifestyle and diets can lead to limitation of movements in the body. Not just only in joints and muscles, but also in organs, nerves and on an energetic level. Osteopathy can trace these limits in and restore movements and thus restore the flow of life.Osteopathy is very beneficial for back problems, sciatica, lumbar pains, neck and shoulder pains, hip and knee pains, headache and migraine, dizziness and much more.

Healing with hands
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that works from a holistic point of view and respects the interaction between the different body-parts and organs. Only by the use of manual techniques, osteopathy tries to restore the optimal functioning of the optimal functioning of the body.

Osteopathy is based on three principles:

  • We are a unity of body, mind and spirit.

  • The body has its own capacity of healing and self-regulation.

  • The body consists of tissue structures, whose form and function are closely connected.

What we do

Although osteopaths treat many conditions, most people think of us as ‘back specialists’. Back pain is what osteopaths treat a lot of the time. Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopathy has a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance, Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance. 

 

We use a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as 'cranial osteopathy') and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every client’s precise needs. Osteopathy is beneficial for people of any age from elderly to newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.

How we do it

Before we start to treat you, we will make a full medical assessment. We take time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure we understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. We’ll ask you about things like diet, exercise and what is happening in your life, as these may give clues to help your treatment. 

Your posture

We look at your posture and how you move your body. We also assess what happens when you move it and see what hurts, where and when.Trouble areasUsing touch, we may also find the areas which are sensitive or tight and this helps us to identify what’s going on. We may sometimes feel that osteopathy is not appropriate for you and refer you to your GP or another specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon.

 

Your treatment

Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle manipulations, depending on your age, fitness and complaints. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as different types of soft tissue massage and joint articulation to release tension, stretch muscles, help relieve pain and mobilize your joints. Sometimes, when we move joints you may hear a ‘click’. This is just like the click people get when they crack their knuckles. We may discuss exercises that you can do to improve your posture and movement in your workplace and everyday life.

Conditions that can be treated 
The most common conditions that we treat are: 

  • back and neck pain 

  • shoulder and arm problems 

  • pelvis, hip and leg problems 

  • sports and other injuries 


However, clients have found osteopathy helpful for many other conditions. If you want to find out more take a look at the nerve chart below. Many conditions that are not obviously related to to your spine may be caused by nerve compression. Your brain communicates with your body through the nerves. Obstruction can cause disturbance in this communication and can cause a wide range of conditions.

Healthy spine

healthy life

The subluxation

The vertebral subluxation, a parcial obstruction in the vertebral joint, can not only cause pain at the level of your spine, but also in other parts of your body, Inside your spine runs your spinal cord. Between all the vertebral joints, nerves are leaving your spine. All communication between your brain and body takes place through your spine.

 

The subluxation of the vertebra can cause a distortion on the communication in your body. This can lead to improper functioning of organs and other problems that do not seem to be directly related to your spine. 

 

The image below shows which parts of your spine relate to what body and what symptoms may come from that. It may be worth your time to take a closer look to get a better understanding of how your health can be influenced by your spine.

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ”


Thomas A. Edison  1847 - 1931

Questions
  
What should I wear? 

  • You will probably be asked to undress to your underwear for the treatment, so please wear something you are comfortable in.


Can I bring a friend or relative?

  • Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.


Does it hurt? 

  • No. Some soft tissue treatment may cause some discomfort during treatment because around the blocked areas the tissues have become tense. You may feel a little stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.


Do I need to see my doctor first? 

  • For the treatment as such, it is not necesary to see your doctor first.
    However only your doctor is capable of making a diagnosis.

    If you are in pain you might want to consult your doctor.


How many treatments will I need? 

  • The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum. Most people (about 85% of our clients) are pain free in just 1 or 2 sessions. 

  • So if you are in pain right now, you can do something about it. Call us and book your appointment. 0034 - 928 518 527