What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic, non-invasive, and drug-free manual therapy system of healthcare. This treatment aims to strengthen the whole musculoskeletal framework. The aim of this treatment is to improve health across all body systems and is done by diagnosing and treating problems that affect the musculoskeletal.

The main concept behind this treatment is to boost the body’s self-healing mechanism. Osteopathy clinic in Dubai is there to treat joints, spine, and muscle problems. With the aim to enhance the nervous, lymphatic, and circulatory systems.

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Who is an Osteopath

Osteopaths are qualified medical doctors (MDs) having more training than therapists. They use different techniques and manual approaches to improve the body’s natural flow. They do this by improving the performance of arteries, veins, cerebrospinal fluids, nerves, and lymphatic system.

Osteopathic manipulative treatments restore balance and also facilitate the healing process. They also use manual medicine to bring positive change to the musculoskeletal framework. Manual medicine refers to specific skills that are needed to treat any system of the body by using hands.

How Osteopaths Work

Most of the time they use hands-on techniques like stretching and massage while treating patients. These techniques help relieve muscle tension and increase the mobility of joints.

They usually don’t use any drugs and opt for a holistic approach to cure physical problems. Manual therapy can also be used as a complementary treatment to ensure balance.

Core Competencies of Osteopaths

  1. Critical understanding of all osteopathic concepts for clinical reasoning.
  2. They should have detailed knowledge of human functioning for clinical reasoning. This also includes recognizing when a patient needs some other healthcare professional.
  3. Able to utilize psychological and social practices to provide reasoning.

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When to Visit an Osteopath?

You should visit an Osteopath Clinic Dubai if you are experiencing any one or more of the following problems:

  • Osteopathy for Joint Pain:

Patient-centered manipulative techniques are used to treat joint pain in the body. Treatment of these joints ensures the smooth circulation of blood and nerve functions. 

  • Osteopathic Treatment for Sleep:

Many chronic sleep disorders as well as discomfort or pain while trying to sleep can lead to a restless situation. Not having enough sleep can interfere with smooth body functioning.

Studies have shown that osteopathy can help patients deal with sleeplessness and insomnia.

  • Osteopathy for Back Pain:

This treatment can also help deal with all types of back pain issues. Gentle manipulation of soft tissues and muscles after identifying the source of the pain can rid you of the pain in very little time.

You can now come to the osteopathic health center Dubai for back pain treatment.

  • Osteopaths for Arthritis:

There is no direct cure for arthritis, still, this treatment has been known to ease major symptoms of this bone disease. Different types of patient-centered cocktail treatments can be used to reduce pain, swelling, and improve blood circulations for patients suffering from arthritis.

  • Osteopaths for Headaches:

This treatment can improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. This means that it can unblock any interference that is preventing smooth flow to the neck and head area. Unblocking interference and relieving muscle tension can effectively prevent migraines and headaches. 

  • Osteopathy for Postural Problems

These expert doctors can treat and also give useful advice for posture correction. They can advise you about what workstation to use, how to sit, how to sleep, what mattress is good. This treatment also ensures a neutral spine position, as it is necessary for a good posture.

  • Osteopaths for Digestive Issues

Visceral osteopaths can deal with all kinds of digestion problems. They can deal with irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, indigestion, and heartburn issues. 

  • Osteopathy for Neuralgia

Neuralgia is a pain that is caused by an irritated or disturbed nerve. Neuralgia can severely hurt a person and the sensation may feel like stabbing or shooting pain.

  • Osteopathy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused by many different lifestyle habits or sudden movements. Common causes of neck pain include trauma, bad sleeping posture, or continued postural strain.

A thorough assessment will be done before the treatment. If this treatment is appropriate, a hands-on approach will be used. This includes tissue massage and mobilization of the neck muscles.

  • Osteopathy for Sport Injury

This treatment can provide instant relief against pain from sports injuries. Continued treatment that includes gentle massage and mobilization of the affected muscles can make the muscle strong and healthy.

  • Osteopathy for Body Pain

If you are suffering from frequent muscle pain or joint pain in your body then you must consult an osteopath. This treatment can heal back pain, tennis elbow problem,  joint pain, neck pain, or pain in the spine. This treatment can also improve your circulatory system and nervous system.

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Pre-Procedural Instructions

It’s good to bring your medical history document along with you on the day of the appointment. Your medical history will give your doctor a better understanding of your health.

Wear flexible clothing that can be easily removed while diagnosing your health issue. Talk to your practitioner if you have a problem removing clothing from specific body areas.

Osteopathy After Care

Post-care treatment can ensure long-lasting results of osteopathic treatment. This is what you need to do after the treatment session:

  • Gently move the treated muscles and bones and do a little exercise every day. Find a happy medium between too little or too much exercise and don’t overdo it.
  • Stay well hydrated and keep your muscles relaxed at all times.
  • Use ice packs or gel heating pads as per the recommendation of your osteopath. This will help reduce pain, swelling, and prevent any negative reaction.
  • Don’t overstimulate your muscles and avoid strenuous exercise after the treatment.

Benefits of Osteopathy

  1. They can reduce pain and swell for patients with arthritis.
  2. Relief from foot pain, ankle pain, joint pain, knee pain, back pain, and sciatica.
  3. It helps to get rid of migraines, headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
  4. They can benefit the patients suffering from digestive issues, neuralgia, and postural problems.

Difference between an osteopathic physician and a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor specializes in the positioning of the joints and spines. They also improve the body’s overall healing ability and nerve function.

On the other hand, an osteopath is a medical doctor who looks to treat and improve all body functions.

Is Osteopathy Safe?

Yes, it’s a safe and non-invasive treatment option. The patient may feel mild pain and soreness during and after the treatment, however, the pain goes away after some time.

In rare cases, older patients can suffer from a broken rib or fracture while being treated.

Cost of Osteopathy

The average cost of osteopathy in Dubai is around 300 – 800 AED (per-hour). However, the exact cost of this treatment depends upon many different factors. These factors include:

  • The type of clinic 
  • The patient’s location 
  • Patient’s insurance plan
  • The extent of treatment
  • The patient’s expectation from the treatment

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If you are a patient and you are suffering from any joint, or musculoskeletal problem then you don’t need to worry. Here at EuroMed Clinic Center Dubai, we have the services of the best osteopathic doctor, Aziza Zubeidi. Doctor Zubeidi has decades of experience in treating all types of patients that are suffering from various osteopathic problems.

You can meet Aziza Zubeidi by booking a consultation right now or by filling in the online form, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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Aziza has over 17 years' experience as an osteopath. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a BSc (Hons) degree in London in 2003. She has since worked extensively in the public and private sectors in her hometown of Mombasa in Kenya and spent the last decade treating patients with a range of ailments in Dubai. Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to optimize health and improve function across the body by using hands-on (non-invasive and drug-free) techniques to diagnose and carry out the treatment. Patients generally present with pain, and conditions…

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