Every cell in the body is connected to the rest by blood and by nerves. A cell receives nutrition, puts out its waste, and sends out signals for what it needs through arteries, veins and capillaries. For more urgent matters, like having stepped on a nail, it uses the nerves so that the rest of the body can react quickly through muscles to minimize the damage.
Imagine a car with its wheels in alignment:
- It helps avoid tire tread: Our tires last longer
- It increases your mileage: The fuel(energy) lasts longer and is more efficient
- Less veering to one side: Requires less effort on the driver to keep the car on the road
Now what happens when the car hits a pothole/speedbump,
If a farmer gives his soil enough care, building up a strong
bacterial and fungal network within it, the health and resilience of their
crops will only increase. The same is true of our body and immune
With the current viral pandemic going on, I think our
medical community has done a fantastic job on being clear on the many things we
can do to prevent the rapid spread of infection.
Part 1: The mechanical Issue
Bones are the gears, muscles are the pulleys. If the gears are out of place, strains, sprains and irritations are the result.
The wide world of alternative medicine can be a cloudy place. There are many options out there to discover, all with their own unique style in helping restore you to better health.
We say disease when we should say effect; for disease is the effect of a change in the parts of the physical body. Disease in an abnormal body is just as natural as is health when all the parts are in place.
-Osteopathy Research and Practice- Andrew Taylor Still,
The Power of Proper Structure
I remember being in my third year class at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. The principle of my school, an osteopath with 10 plus years of experience, always brought in people who needed help outside the school to demonstrate to students how mechanics work and what osteopathy can do for people.
If our bodies were a garden, most people coming to receive osteopathic therapy tend to have arrive with quite a few weeds. Our bodies respond to the stresses we put under it, usually pinning our pain or dysfunction down to specific areas. However when left for too long, these strains tend to overcompensate,
What Osteopathy can do, and what you can do for yourself, in overcoming the stresses, strains and ill health that life throws at you
“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.” ~Robert C. Peale
Looking for a cure to disease is like looking for a shiny new car to solve your life’s problems.
“So you should probably avoid looking for a solution and learn to live with it”.. or not.
The problem may have started with a forgotten fall long ago, or it may have been wear and tear that built up over the years.
At first we may notice certain movements aren’t as easy as they used to be.
I have created this website in order to make it easier for you to learn and understand what makes classical osteopathy so different from other therapies. By looking for the cause of problems we can greatly improve how your body works. With the information provided by these pages I hope to make it easier for you to know what you are getting into before a treatment and to make it quicker and easier to book a treatment according to your schedule.