Types of approach in Teateopathy
All information about the different types of Teteopathy
Taking into account the philosophy of global and holistic work as the basis of Theopathy, the work of its parts is sterile separately.
The skull, structure (muscles and joints) and viscera function as a functional unit. Each relates to the others through the connective tissue and cranial system.
It is in this interrelationship of the different bodily structures that the Pathopathy finds its field of action and where it is particularly effective.
However, each osteopath, and depending on each patient can focus their treatment to use a more cranial, more visceral or more structural approach. And from that entrance, look for the repercussions on the patient's entire body system.
It is the part of the Ostepathy responsible for acting on the structure of the body (bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue) in order to restore lost mobility, relieve pain, reduce inflammation and, ultimately, restore health.
The osteopath will employ so-called structural techniques such as high-speed, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation to restore lost joint amplitude and congruence, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and ultimately restore health.
Cranial Osteopathy is focused on the treatment of problems related to the bone structure of the skull and jaw.
Osteopathic dysfunctions at the skull level can influence body posture and, due to its influence on the central and autonomous nervous systems, on most functions of the human body.
The visceral system, like any other body structure, needs mobility to function properly.
Visceral ostepathy is focused on the treatment of mobility and improved function in the various organs and viscera. This treatment also has its impact on the musculoskeletal system, due to its connection to it through connective tissue (fascias), as well as on other bodily functions through the autonomic nervous system.
Connective fabric (fascia)
We understand by fascia the shape of the connective tissue that surrounds all organs in three-dimensional form giving them protection and allowing them to keep them in their correct position and functioning.
Each muscle and each of its fibers and bundles are also surrounded by the fascia creating a continuous three-dimensional network. For this reason, a restriction of fascial tissue in a certain part of the body can cause symptoms in distal parts.
This structural change of the fascia, causing the restriction, called myofascial dysfunction can occur for various reasons: trauma, maintained postures, inflammations, surgical interventions, diseases, etc.
The craniosacral or craniosacral system is composed of:
- A system of membranes we call meninges that envelop the brain and spinal cord connecting the skull to the sacrum.
- Cerebrospinal fluid circulating within the meninges and is related to lymph, and therefore to the immune system.
- A system of production and filtration of this liquid that results in the phases of filling (cranial expansion) and emptying (cranial retraction).
The proper functioning of this system depends on many and very important functions of the human body.