Osteopathy – what is it?
With the exciting arrival of our new Osteopath – Aaron Segal we thought we’d give you a chance to get to know him and Osteopathy better!
Osteo… that’s bones, right? You’re not wrong! Osteopathy derives from the Greek word osteon meaning bones, however, osteopathy is so much more than that! Osteopaths look at pain relief somewhere in the body by looking at it as a whole – it’s about focusing on how the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and organs all work together, and getting to the cause of your symptoms rather than just treatment.
It’s a holistic, hands-on manual therapy that is gentle and safe. Babies, the elderly, and those more sensitive can benefit from osteopathy. It’s non-invasive and gentle without inducing additional discomfort. There is a wide range of techniques that can be adapted for individual needs, including those of pregnant people, toddlers, and people in so much pain they may only be able to sit or lay a certain way.
Osteopathy is a complementary therapy, meaning it can be used alongside conventional treatment to improve health in a multidisciplinary setting – so it would make perfect sense to have Aaron join us here at Medical on Miami!
We LOVE and are so proud of our team and want to highlight their stories, to not only help you get to know them a little bit better but also hopefully inspire others to think of a career in Healthcare!
Q & A with AARON SEGAL – Osteopath
WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I WANTED TO BE A …
A firefighter or a chef.
WHAT MADE YOU BECOME AN OSTEO?
I loved the holistic and hands-on approach osteopathy offered. The relief I had after seeing an osteopath for a chronic back injury as a teenager, made me keen to get into the practice.
MOST INTERESTING TREATMENT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN?
I was lucky enough to treat the ‘Elvis’ movie crew and stars during their production. It was eye-opening to see the ongoing strain stunt doubles and actors put on their bodies!
TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BODY FLOWING?
Incorporate movement into your lifestyle, find something active you enjoy, and get a watch where you can track your daily steps.
Low rows, underwater running, surfing, and social sports with my friends
DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
FAV SPOT ON THE GC TO GO FOR EATS?
Fosters Bakery for a Ned Kelly pie and Alfred’s next door for a cold brew coffee in Nobbys’ Beach.
LOCALS TIP FOR FREE ACTIVITIES ON THE GC?
Check out some of the incredible nature walks in the GC hinterland and along our beautiful coastline. I love to go fishing at the spit and watch the sunset.
Land Cruiser 79′ Series
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