The Natural Clinic is proud to have some of the best therapists in Cork and Jesús is no exception. Before studying Osteopathy, Jesús worked extensively as a Physiotherapist for professional footballers in the Spanish 'Club Atletico de Madrid'. He brings his education and extensive experience as both a physiotherapist and osteopath into his clinical practice.
"“I follow the philosophy that therapy is most successful when people are treated as whole human beings, not as individual parts, and my work is focused on finding and treating the root cause of an issue”. Jesús Arribas.
Osteopath & Physiotherapist in Cork
What does Osteopathy treat?
Neck pain : This can appear after a traumatic event (car crash, a fall or from birth etc,), develop over Time or appear one day with no apparent reason.
Whiplash : after a car accident or traumatic falls, impacts etc. You can have symptoms like headaches, neck and shoulders pain or even lower back pain.
Headaches : A lot of headaches can have a mechanical, or tension related explanation and Osteopathy can help.
Shoulders pain : frozen shoulders, rotator cuff injuries, tightness around the shoulders, impingement…
Elbow, wrist and hands : Pain due to an unresolved trauma, sports injuries, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome….
Jaw aches : Limited jaw opening, pain in the ears, tinnitus, pain when chewing or talking…
Tinnitus : Little noises, hissing you one side or both sides of your head. It can be due to a lot of things like an issue with the jaw, neck muscles or joints…
Back pain : Sciatica, disc bulges or any lower back pain.
Digestive problems : Osteopathy can help with a gentle visceral approach
Fatigue : Your body can be put under a lot of pressure during your everyday life and that can lead to a general fatigue.
Pelvic imbalance : This can cause pain in the hips, back, shoulder and other areas of the body that depend on an evenly balanced pelvis.
Post surgery : to reduce your recovery time and assist the bodys’ rebalancing.
Pregnancy : During pregnancy your body undergoes huge changes to accommodate the growing fetus. The extra weight creates a shift in your body’s centre of gravity. Your ligaments become softer.
These changes can lead to sciatica pain, symphysis pubic dysfunction, shortness of breath, hip pain…
Osteopathic care can restore and maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility During the pregnancy but also after the birth.
Osteopathy can also help with chronic illness like :
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis… : with a gentle treatment we can help myofascial release to reduce stress put on the nervous system leading to pain in the tissues.
How Does Osteopathy Work?
All parts of the body function together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment assists the body with pain reduction, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.
Osteopaths use a broad range of gentle hands-on techniques including soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, visceral and cranial techniques, mobilisation or manipulation of joints.
Osteopathy is a five-year university course, which includes a degree and masters qualification. Osteopaths believe in working as part of a health system of health providers and often refer back to the G.P. or another allied health professional where appropriate.
Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sports.
How Does Physiotherapy Work?
Physiotherapy is a therapeutic health profession that helps people with injuries, pain, stiffness, weakness, and other movement problems. Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, injury prevention, exercise prescription, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and musculoskeletal health and fitness.
Physiotherapists also have the expertise to assess the underlying causes of musculoskeletal injuries and provide effective, evidence based treatment so you can resume your normal lifestyle as soon as possible with the least likelihood of recurrence. Physiotherapists educate patients and teach them the skills required to take care of their bodies using various tools and methods.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapy treatment techniques.
Following injury, physiotherapists use a variety of physiotherapy treatment techniques to hasten the body’s natural healing process and speed recovery. These treatment techniques may include:
– Exercise prescription
– Clinical Pilates
– Dry needling
– Biomechanical correction
– Advice and education
– A gradual return to sport or activity program
The techniques used for each individual are carefully selected by the treating practitioner based on research demonstrating maximum benefit for their particular condition.
“Jesús helped me when I was in a lot of pain. I was having problems with my neck for almost three months. Not one for taking medication, I reluctantly went through a packet of Ibuprofen by about week 10. There really wasn’t much improvement and I was beginning to wonder if I’d need surgery because I’d never experienced a problem as persistent. I fractured my spine in 2012, but the issue with my neck was an older injury. I’ve had three sessions with Jesús and after the second, I was no longer experiencing pain. I’m back to doing cardio-pilates and swimming. I spend a lot of time sitting because of my work, and that was when the pain was at its worst, but now I can sit and work for extended periods of time without even experiencing mild discomfort. Thank you, Jesús!!!”.
– Sarah Owens
“The best of the best in Cork. Jesus fixed my chronic back issue, after months of pain and failed visits to other physical therapists. I could not believe the difference in how I felt. Like night and day. I always look forward to seeing him and the fun conversations we have while he works his magic. I highly recomend him to everyone 😊”
– Dora Bos
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