We are delighted to present to you the newest member of our team at osteopalma. Having discovered osteopathy at a younger age during her competitive sporting career.
The short answer is: Fascia is everywhere. It surrounds all organs, blood vessels, bones, nerves, and muscles. Fascia is also very sensitive and highly innervated and acts as a support and protective system for all internal structures.
The spinal column enables us to walk upright and use our legs and arms freely. Connecting the control center (brain) to the hip enables organs and lower body functions.
As the year is coming to an end, we would like to thank everyone that has trusted us with their wellbeing and has given us the opportunity to be part of their journey.
Yes, you are seeing it correctly! This is the new face of OsteoPalma in the picture above! We are welcoming osteopath María Luján Arias as our newest team member. María specialises in everything related to women’s health and treating babies and children.
What can the type of pain you are experiencing tell you about what may be wrong? Generally, pain is classified into two categories, Acute, and chronic pain. Acute Pain A type of pain that begins suddenly and usually feels sharp. Acute pain is most commonly present...
What is pain? Most individuals that come to see an osteopath or physiotherapist do so because they feel some kind of pain or discomfort. Feeling physical or emotional pain is common for most of us. Understanding this pain and how to deal with it may help us deal with it.
An adult human body is composed of 75% water, so staying well hydrated is important for health and well-being. One key role of water is to regulate body temperature, a lot of water is lost through sweat, especially in hot environments. Sweating is a mechanism to cool down the …
A foot is a very complex part of our body that contains 28 bones, 33 joints, and countless muscles and tendons. It’s what directly connects us to our surroundings with every step. Humans take around 2 million steps each year with the foot having to absorb 1 to 1,5 times the bodyweight each time.
You can start by counting the number of breaths you take per minute. A healthy adult should be taking 12-20 breaths per minute. When inhalation is finished during the pause before exhalation, do your lungs feel full? Slow deep breaths have the additional advantage of increasing the oxygen uptake by being in the lungs for longer.
We all need air to make our bodies function, primarily oxygen fuels our brain, heart, and associated muscles. However, getting air into our lungs to provide oxygen is something we naturally do out of necessity and not something that is taught.
What is the best exercise to improve health and wellbeing? In a world where there are always changing trends, new inventions, and always more research. The best exercise continues to be walking. Because it is what comes naturally to humans. Despite walking not being...
Why is a good posture important? From an anatomical aspect, good posture helps to center the weight over your feet, that’s why the phrase “stand up straight” is often used. Evolutionary, the benefits of good posture were being taller, reaching higher, and seeing further.