How Osteopathy Can Help Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are a serious problem, especially in today’s working world. RSIs occur when a certain muscle is put under constant repetitive strain over a period of time, leading to fatigue, inflammation, and pain in the muscle and surrounding joints. Osteopathy is a holistic approach therapy that, along with other healthcare treatments, can help alleviate the symptoms of repetitive strain injuries. Here is some more information abut RSIs and how osteopathy can help if you’re suffering from this condition.
What causes a repetitive strain injury?
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by frequent and repetitive movements of certain parts of the body. It is often caused due to frequent repetition of simple tasks such as typing on a keyboard, clicking a mouse, or writing. For this reason, repetitive strain injuries are often seen in office workers and manual labourers. Poor posture and muscle tension caused by stress can make repetitive strain injury develop faster and more acutely.
How can osteopathy help treat a repetitive strain injury?
Osteopathy is alternative physical therapy that focuses on treating and strengthening the body’s musculoskeletal system, including joints, muscles, and the spine. Osteopathy is a holistic treatment, meaning it doesn’t simply provide a quick fix to the problem area but targets a patient’s overall health and wellbeing.
Osteopathy can provide relief from the pain of a repetitive strain injury through soft tissue stretches that encourage increased joint mobilization and blood circulation. The registered massage therapy specialists at RelaxZone can work with you to develop a treatment plan that best works for you. We will also provide you with personalized exercises for you to do on your own in between treatment sessions to help you relieve the pain caused by an RSI.
Repetitive strain injuries effect people in various stages of development and for a variety of reasons. If left untreated, an RSI can lead to more serious health complications such as arthritis. If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain from a repetitive strain injury, contact us today at RelaxZone for a holistic approach to healthcare and pain relief.