What is IBS?
IBS is a chronic disorder that can involve the small and/or large intestines of the digestive tract. More specifically, irritable bowel syndrome presents with motility problems (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines). Motility problems can be either too fast (diarrhea/loose stools), too slow (constipation), or a combination of the two. In addition, irritable bowel syndrome affects how your brain interprets signals from the nerves in the bowel. This can result in abdominal pain, bloating, and/or anxiety.
IBS and how Vancouver Osteopathy can Help:
Vancouver Osteopathy practitioners at Broadway Wellness use a hands-on therapy which aims to restore the function of the body by treating the cause of the imbalance. Its philosophy was founded on the belief that the body is naturally capable of healing itself. Practitioners work through manipulations of the tissues to enhance this natural ability of self-regulation and healing. The goal of an osteopathic treatment, in relation to IBS, is to improve proper communication between the gut and brain is both restored and maintained.
To find out more about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and how Osteopathy can help, Link to full article here.
Here at Broadway Wellness Alison Ritchie is a Vancouver-based Osteopathic Practitioner; and as well, Cara Marks RMT, and Laura Schroeder RMT, who are both Osteopathic Practitioners in training. She is able to apply the techniques mentioned above to aid in healing process of IBS. Alison works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday here at Broadway and Willow. Book in your appointment today to begin your path to healing.
Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic founded in 2004, focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists, also offering Osteopathy, Registered Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor. Broadway Wellness moved and expanded to 3 blocks East to 610 2525 Willow Street in Summer of 2019.