When the body hurts during everyday movements, the quality of life is considerably reduced. Fear of pain during banal movements of everyday life results in an avoidance behavior in order to avoid the often embarrassing pain. However, this very behavior pattern leads to a vicious circle. If you take too much care of your body, you don’t do it any good – often it has the exact opposite effect: muscles tense up even more, joints stiffen and painful movements remain – despite the opposite intention. Osteopathy deals with the holistic treatment of the body and provides a remedy for disorders of mobility. Eller & Kellermann relies on precisely this systemic approach to therapy in order to provide relief for the musculoskeletal system through well thought-out osteopathic treatment.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy describes a holistic therapy, especially of the musculoskeletal system, taking into account a wide variety of factors. These factors include a thorough anamnesis of the symptoms as well as nutrition, exercise, but also psychological components. An activation of the entire body system is aimed at in order to normalize movement sequences and to alleviate or even heal chronic pain. The mobilization of fascia, muscles and joints is stimulated as well as the circulation of arteries, veins and the lymph to ensure good drainage. Ensuring improved removal of cellular toxins and delivery of nutrients to tissues activates the body’s self-healing capabilities and improves the immune response. Last but not least, an optimized immune response ensures better regeneration of tissues as well as alleviation of inflammatory conditions. The goal of osteopathy is to create a balance by relieving the strain on various body structures, so that body and mind are in harmony again and everyday activities can once again be carried out without pain.
How does osteopathy work?
Osteopathy is based on the pursuit of homeostasis. This means that the person is not reduced to his or her symptoms, but is viewed as a whole. By a holistic treatment under synopsis of the mentioned complaints a flowing equilibrium can be reached. Homeostasis thus means a functioning interplay of all bodily functions. Contrary to the common opinion that pain in the course of movement is certainly caused by joints or muscles, osteopathy refers to the holistic approach. Often it is deeper structures such as fasciae, organs or even meninges that cause problems. This therapeutic approach therefore involves working with the hands to mobilize the various parts of the body. Stretching and relaxation techniques are used as well as chiropractic approaches.
For whom is treatment by an osteopath suitable?
Incorrectly, complaints of the skeletal and bone system are often associated exclusively with older age. Progressive age naturally leads to changes in the musculoskeletal system, such as decreasing muscle mass or reduced bone strength. The elasticity of cartilage substance is also lost and injuries happen more quickly and with increasing frequency. It is therefore not surprising that movement-associated complaints become increasingly common in older age. Nevertheless, pain or restrictions in movement patterns consistently affect young patients as well. This has not least to do with the changing world of work and the demands that come with it. Many professionals spend a large part of their time sitting in front of a computer every day. Lack of awareness of healthy posture and insufficient ergonomics of office furniture lead to tension and pain. Sitting for long periods of time puts insufficient strain on the musculoskeletal system and causes muscles to shorten. Often one is not even aware of the everyday tension and strain during the day, until one notices when decelerating at home that certain parts of the body hurt or that certain movements are restricted or even impossible.
The answer to the question of who benefits from osteopathy is therefore quite simple: in principle, everyone. This is because pain in the body is almost never exclusively due to a single, physically tangible cause. They are usually a combination of stress, lack of exercise or, conversely, overstraining and often even psychological components. Even nutrition plays an important role in holistic treatment, because last but not least, body weight is an important factor in how much additional stress is placed on the musculoskeletal system.
What are the different forms of osteopathy?
In general, osteopathy can be divided into three different sub-areas: the parietal, visceral and craniosacral form. As the name suggests, craniosacral osteopathy deals primarily with structures of the nervous system such as the brain, spinal cord, but also meninges and cerebrospinal fluid. Visceral means organic components of the body while parietal refers to the musculoskeletal system. Again, these three areas cannot be completely separated. Since the body is an overall construct of the various forms and all are interconnected, they can not be clearly separated even during treatment.
Osteopathy in Berlin at Eller & Kellermann
Eller & Kellermann is aware of the complex cooperation of the physical components and therefore knows that only a balance of the functional systems leads to a functional and efficient body. A comprehensive anamnesis taking into account all aspects of health offers you a systemic treatment of all relevant factors of your health. With the help of a wide variety of osteopathic techniques, the sub-areas of your body are set in motion. The goal is to restore a range of motion that is as pain-free as possible and allows you to perform everyday activities without discomfort. Eller & Kellermann gives your body the tools it needs to regenerate itself and activate its self-healing powers. Help yourself to new mobility and freedom from pain – for a long-lasting and high quality of life.