LOUISE BOYER osteopath

Stress, depression and fatigue

Many people suffer at some point from stress, depression or fatigue – often as a result of being in pain.

Although osteopathy is not a direct treatment for these conditions many patients find that they feel emotionally better after having sought treatment. Sometimes this is through the fact that they feel better or because they have been given the ability to understand their pain – sometimes it is because they have simply taken the steps to have quality time to themselves. Whether it is an osteopath, or another kind of musculoskeletal practitioner that patients seek advice from, they often find that they are able to regain control of certain aspects of their lives.

Stress can sometimes be helped by aiding respiration, which can be directly affected by working on the accessories to breathing – the diaphragm, thoracic spine and the ribs.

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