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Gaining some weight as you grow and mature is normal and natural for most people. Some of us are considered lucky to maintain a thin body, some get the “freshman 20” once they enroll in university, and others when they get an office job. With proper exercise and diet, most people shed most of their weight gain and, ultimately, lead a normal, healthy life.

However, this proves to be a challenge to others. If you have sustained an injury, maintaining your exercise routine can be difficult if not impossible. However, there is still good news. By following regular osteopathic treatments, you can resolve your problems and help you repossess control.


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Can An Osteopath Help Me With My Weight?

Osteopaths generally treat a wide range of conditions, each of these can help you in your process of losing weight. It doesn’t matter if it is muscular pain that’s preventing you from working out or diet and digestive issues that could be fighting your best efforts to lose the last few pounds.

Before taking on any kind of fitness and weight loss journey, it would be prudent to talk to a GP and a physical therapist, e.g. an osteopath. This will ensure that you are ready for the task ahead and will not cause yourself any harm. Since humans are holistic beings, we tend to forget that each body part and its health is linked to everything else.

More often than not, when the topic of health pops up, we tend to think of the way our bodies can self-maintain and regulate. Although this self-maintenance is usually disturbed, the result might be injury, disease, or illness, and these might cause unexpected issues.

The good news is that an osteopath can identify any underlying problems that might be affecting your efforts, and provide you with a solution to solve them naturally. Osteopathy can treat the conditions mentioned below (among other issues) that might hinder your ability to exercise:

  • Digestive problems
  • Migraines
  • Sporting injuries
  • Diet problems
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Menstrual pain
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Back and shoulder pain

Getting Started

Once you visit an osteopath to help you with losing weight, there are several things we can do for you. We begin by examining your musculoskeletal health, looking at the health of your muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons, and performing some remedial exercises that can improve your strength and mobility. After they have examined your condition, they’ll then advise and carry out various treatments that can help you in your recovery process.

Since most patients begin to notice improvement and results in as little as 4 visits, osteopaths may help you regain control as soon as possible. Osteopaths have more insight into the human body. Therefore, we can offer you advice and hints to improve your exercising patterns and optimize your routine without harming yourself.

Apart from providing treatment to help support holistic recovery from various conditions or injuries, an osteopath will also give advice and tips on sustaining a healthy balance in your body and your overall life. In general, osteopathy is a practice that entirely deals with curing or treating whatever is compromising your health.

Regardless if it is a physical issue, dietetic, social, infective, physiological, emotional, poor postural habits, trauma, or any other factor that might harm your wellbeing. Generally, there are numerous reasons we could gain weight – some of the primary causes include injury, illness, disease, or stress – and quite often there’s little we could do to fight it only by maintaining a healthy diet. Instead, by resolving the internal, deeper problems within your body, a good osteopath can help you find an effective, natural means to shed weight and stay healthy.