Dr. Katrina Babcock, DO, is an expert in providing osteopathic treatments to alleviate pain, heal injuries, and promote overall health. Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes the interrelationship between the musculoskeletal system and overall health and well-being. Osteopaths believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and understand that the musculoskeletal system plays a vital role in this process.
Dr. Babcock uses manual techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and spinal adjustments, to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system and promote optimal health and wellness. She may also suggest other therapies, such as exercise, nutritional, and lifestyle counseling, to support overall health and well-being. Osteopathic treatments may be suggested by Dr. Babcock and her team to treat back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, and musculoskeletal injuries.
Here are some of the treatments and conditions that we offer at Rehab Wellness:
- Soft tissue manipulation: This technique involves applying pressure to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to release tension and improve circulation.
- Joint mobilization: This technique involves moving the joints through their full range of motion to reduce stiffness and increase flexibility.
- Muscle energy technique: This technique involves using the muscles to move the joints in specific directions to improve joint function.
- Myofascial release: Applying sustained pressure to the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding and supporting the muscles and organs, to release tension and improve circulation.
- Visceral manipulation: Gentle pressure is applied o the organs to improve their function and mobility.
- Cranial osteopathy: The gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull to improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and restore balance in the body.
- Lymphatic drainage: Pressure is applied to the lymph nodes and vessels to improve lymph flow and boost the immune system.
- Strain-counterstrain: Placing the body in a position of comfort to release muscle tension and improve joint function.
- Balanced ligamentous tension: This technique uses gentle pressure to release tension in the ligaments surrounding the joints.
- High-velocity low amplitude thrust: This technique involves a quick and precise movement to realign the bones and improve joint function.
At Rehab Wellness LA, our osteopaths can help you with a range of conditions, including:
- Back pain: Osteopathy can help relieve back pain by addressing the underlying causes, such as muscle tension, joint stiffness, or nerve impingement.
- Neck pain: Osteopathy can help relieve neck pain by addressing the underlying causes, such as muscle tension, joint stiffness, or nerve impingement.
- Headaches: Osteopathy can help relieve headaches by addressing the underlying causes, such as muscle tension, joint stiffness, or nerve impingement.
- Sports injuries: Osteopathy can help treat sports injuries by addressing the underlying causes, such as muscle tension, joint stiffness, or ligament damage.
- Arthritis: Osteopathy can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis by improving joint mobility and reducing inflammation.
- Digestive issues: Osteopathy can help improve digestive function by addressing the underlying causes, such as abdominal muscle tension or organ restrictions.
Rehab Wellness LA provides osteopathic treatments that can help with a range of conditions, from back pain to digestive issues. Our highly skilled osteopaths use a variety of techniques to address the underlying causes of your symptoms, helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how osteopathy can help you.