What is osteopathy and how can it help reach your fitness goals?

Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual therapy that focuses on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. This framework includes treatment of joints, bones, muscles and spine.
There is a common misconception that resistance training may cause the body harm due to increased loading to the musculoskeletal system, which in turn makes people with existing problems turn away from weight training all together.
In reality, resistance training brings about increased levels of high-density lipoprotein, or in other words “good” cholesterol, promoting cardiovascular health. Weight training is also known to increase the amount of bone minerals in your body, which makes you less prone to Osteoporosis ( fragile bones ).

Other benefits

Other major benefits are the slowing down the loss of muscle mass as you get older, leaving you stronger and healthier.
In addition it causes a reduction in body fat as muscles burn calories, leaving behind a slimmer you, with less likelihood of developing wear and tear diseases like Osteoarthritis.
Osteopathy helps to balance the bodies alignment and correct muscle activation when lifting weights. It improves balance and joint range of movement allowing for more efficient technique. We also work to decrease lactic acid build up that accumulates with over training, improve flexibility by elongating tight muscles and by manipulating bony parts using various techniques.
The great thing about IPT Fitness is the combined work between the personal trainers and manual therapists. With the patient’s consent, anything that is picked up on during their osteopathic treatment will have an impact on the resistance program provided by their personal trainer. This will give the patient the best possible starting point to reach their goals!
If you have aches and pains preventing you from achieving your goals, then get in touch and start to actively help yourself by allowing us to help you!
Get fitter and healthier with us at IPT Fitness!
Cathrine Herrem-Smith Osteopath and personal trainer