“The fascia is the place to look for the cause of disease and the place to consult and begin the action of remedies in all diseases” A.T. Still
What do we do as osteopaths?
Instead of relieving local signs and symptoms in individual parts of the body, our job is to restore fascial motion and maximize the fluid lymphatic balance- treating the WHOLE body. We believe that healing the fascia is the foundation of health.
What is fascia?
Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue made primarily of collagen that is beneath the skin. It attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs.
Osteopaths view the fascia as the first defensive mechanism of the body preventing ailments from entering and causing imbalance and illness.
Restriction in fascial movement will:
1. Affect the correct functionality of the musculoskeletal system causing pain and loss of motion.
2. Decrease lymphatic drainage leading to buildup of toxins and reduced immune function.
3. Create imbalances in our digestive, respiratory, reproductive and sleep-wake cycles.
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