Looking for Osteopathy in Hong Kong? We are lucky to have Osteopath Guglielmo Cenci (William) in our practice. He’s also a Sports Massage Therapist so he’s excellent at resolving a wide range of issues.
Osteopaths Take A Holistic Approach
Osteopathy is based on the belief that most ailments we suffer are related to problems with how our muscles and bones function. Muscle does more than give us the ability to move around. Muscles move the vital fluids in our bodies. The human heart is a muscle, driving blood that feeds the brain and organs. And while bones give structure to the human body, they do much more; the marrow also produces red blood cells, vital to the delivery of oxygen throughout the body.
Osteopathy addresses the musculoskeletal system, made up of muscles, bones, and nerves. Together these give the body its shape and permit the brain to control the body’s movements. The osteopath focuses on reducing pain by reducing tension between parts of the body.
An osteopath takes a holistic “whole person” approach to health care. Instead of just treating specific symptoms, the osteopath looks for the root cause of the condition. While many osteopaths focus primarily on pain management, osteopathy as a discipline looks at treating a wide range of illnesses through the manipulation of bone and muscle.
How Osteopathic Treatment Works
The osteopathic philosophy is simple: health care that embraces the unity of the living organism’s structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). Osteopathic manipulative medicine focuses on three core principles:
- The body is an integrated unit of mind and physical form.
- The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms which give it the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself.
- Structure and function are interrelated.
Osteopathy focuses on disorders in the way muscles and bones are intended to work together. These disorders range from issues with posture to serious sports injuries — and beyond.
Sitting at a desk for hours during one’s work day has been shown to cause long-term issues with the neck and arms. Repetitive movements such as keyboarding or using a mouse can result in carpal tunnel syndrome or neck and back problems. Your osteopath can help diagnose and treat conditions like these, and much more.
Osteopathy Hong Kong
At the Dr. Susan Jamieson Integrative Medical Clinic here in Hong Kong, we have certified osteopath and sports massage therapist Guglielmo Cenci. Guglielmo specializes in sports medicine, but his training and experience as an osteopath make him eminently qualified to deal with the full range of musculoskeletal issues. Trained in the United Kingdom, Guglielmo now lives and works here in Hong Kong, applying his training primarily in the fields of chronic and acute pain management, ergonomics, and working with the body to facilitate healing.
What To Expect From Your Sessions With Your Osteopath
Your osteopath has the training to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, particularly those directly involving muscle and bone manipulation. If you suffer chronic or acute pain, even pain that you’ve endured for some time, your osteopath may be able to help. If you’ve tried other treatments which have not benefited you, it’s worth booking an appointment for osteopathy here in Hong Kong also. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised.