FUNCTIONAL OSTEOPATHY AND INTEGRATION

FOI concept is a therapy which assumes the existence of mutual links between all the joints in the body. Malfunction of one joint has negative influence on the functioning of all other ones. Then we experience pain in a particular place. However, its cause should be sought for in a completely different part of the body. To use a metaphor: in order to switch off a lamp, we do not tamper with the bulb but we press the switch.

The task of the therapist is to find the "switch" in patients and then to "switch off" the pain.

Where is the "switch"?

The "switch", which eliminates pain is never located in a place in which pain is felt. Sometimes it is very remote from this place.
- the so-called "tennis elbow" may occur as a result of disorders in knees.
- - headaches are often caused by changes in the pelvis

In many cases, there is more than one "switch". They are still mutually interconnected, and furthermore, they always create a type of mechanism.
It is this mechanism that should be diagnosed and treated.

Diagnosis

At the beginning, the therapist will ask you several questions, which will be reference points allowing to specify which elements of the mechanism fail to function properly. During the examination, which is the next stage of the procedure, the therapist will define the places in the body which exhibit causal relations.

Therapy

The first part of the therapy is always focused on the vertebral column as it is the central axis around which all important structures are gathered.  That is why the therapy has to start from the vertebral column.

Therefore, it should not be surprising that the pain areas are not treated first.

It explains the possible lack of visible improvement after the first stage of treatment. Only after the optimal functioning of the vertebral column is achieved, the therapist may gradually "come closer" to the sources of pain.

The painful joint is generally the last link in the therapeutic chain.

Systematic therapy guarantees achieving visible results after relatively short time in comparison to other concepts.

What does the therapist do?

Within the therapy, the therapist attempts at obtaining three goals:
- corrects the relative positions of particular bones
- corrects the 3D articulate mechanism
- corrects the muscle tone


Are there any contraindications?

The answer is clear: NO, there are not. Therapeutic techniques are used in a cautious and gentle way, which eliminates any possibility of damage. Positive results are obtained in the treatment of such disorders as joint degeneration and prolapse of nucleus pulposus. The therapy allows to eliminate any ailments caused by functional disorders.

Expected reactions

- In some cases, patients may feel muscle sores for one or two days.
- Usually, there is a feeling of relaxation. The pain does not always disappear immediately.
- The disappearance of pain does not mean it will not come back after 2-3 days. It does not mean that the therapy is ineffective.
- Other symptoms, such as sleeping problems, abdominal pains or digestive disorders may subside.

How can I support the therapy myself?

- After each therapeutic session, it is advisable to take a 15-minute walk.
- During two first days of therapy, you should resign from demanding sport disciplines, such as tennis, golf or running.
- During two first days, you should also avoid other tiring activities, such as lifting heavy things or cleaning.
- Activities such as walks or Nordic Walking are strongly recommended.
- Properly adjusted exercises can play a supportive role.
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