Sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. The lining of the sinuses is similar to the upper respiratory tract and is therefore subject to the same infectious processes and allergic responses. Allergies, infection, and chemicals or inhaled particles irritating the sinuses, bringing about the symptoms. When sinusitis occurs, the passage of the nose, allowing the drainage of the mucus becomes restricted as the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed in response to the irritant. Facial pain, swelling, congestion, headaches, difficultly breathing through the nose and a reduction in smell can be tell-tale symptoms of this condition.
During treatment, your osteopath at the London Osteopathy clinic may predominantly focus around the sinuses, face and neck areas. They will also examine your shoulders and upper back to eliminate general tension and drain any excess fluids that may be exacerbating the sinusitis. Treatment will aim to improve the subtle movements of the cranial and facial bones, ensuring these are all working in tandem to optimise drainage of the sinuses and prevent further build-up of mucus that could lead to further infections. Techniques will be used to encourage total lymphatic drainage.
Following sessions, your breathing may become easier and your headaches could ease. Follow up advice will be provided inline with best practices to prevent a reoccurrence of symptoms and to improve your general quality of life. The London Osteopathy clinic has three convenient bases across London, including central London, Beckenham and Holborn. Each site offers a range of up to date equipment to enable you to reach your goals and aid your quick recovery from sinusitis.
Osteopathy for Arthritis
The goal of osteopathy treatment in relation to arthritis is to reduce any imbalances that may be contributing to the condition. Following a thorough assessment at one of the three London Osteopathy clinics, your treatment will be tailor-made to your individual requirements. This may include a variety of gentle movements, stretching, massage and manipulation of the affected joints.
These techniques aim to relieve muscle tension and pain whilst working to improve joint flexibility. Work may be done on surrounding joints to take the stress and strain off the affected area, ensuring that loading of the joints through activities such as walking is as equal as possible.
The increased blood and lymph supply to the treated area can optimise healing to the joint and surrounding tissues, following several session you may notice a reduction in pain and an overall improvement of function in your everyday activities. With the reduction in symptoms, many patients can increase general fitness through activity and lifestyle changes which can further improve health and therefore breaking the cycle of inactivity and pain avoidance.
Your osteopath will be able to provide home exercises and positive, friendly advice in regards to posture, balance and nutrition to enable you to self manage your condition confidently and effectively.