Osteo Yoga Flow
A new method created by Dipa Trivedi, Osteopath and Yoga teacher for 12 years, combining functional movement with scientific anatomical knowledge. Using a sequence of classical readjusted Yoga poses, Dipa will be applying hands on osteopathic technique and joint mobilisation (no cracking technique). Osteo Yoga Flow is not just for the advanced practitioner, this method is suitable for students who want to go ‘deeper' in their practice. For each pose, students will benefit from the manual feedback received from the Osteopathically informed adjustment allowing them to feel the ‘correct’ alignment and direction of stretch. It is therefore accessible to everyone: fit, healthy, injured, older, younger, stiff… Adjustments do not involve any heavy or sudden movements but are applied gently although sometimes firmly, by an experienced hand, in tune with what the tissues need. For example, in a ’seated twist’ , Dipa may apply a lengthening force and a further rotation force to your ribcage allowing you to take you that little further into the pose, thereby helping you to take your practice to the next level. We all have blockages and dysfunctions in the body created by daily life and traumas. The yoga and movement sequences taught will aim at addressing these and students should gain twofold benefits thanks to the Osteopathically informed adjustments.
Osteopathy works with the structure and function of the body also called musculoskeletal. It is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the connection between skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues and their functioning smoothly together. The main area of influcence are:
increase joint mobility
relieve muscle tension
enhance the blood and nerve supply
and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms
help you reach goals and get back to moving
During a first session, the osteopath or physiotherapist will take a detailed clinical history and carry out a comprehensive assessment of your presenting condition. The overall assessment process is likely to be quite similar.
The manual treatment of the osteopath can include, spinal adjustments, spinal/joint manipulation ( “cracking” or just gentle articulation), muscle tension release with soft tissue massage, visceral tension release, cranial/sacral therapy, nerve supply and ligament/tendon treatment. The exercise prescription will be added as part of the rehabilitation program. Dipa osteopath specialises in:
Pilates ( general, low back pain, neck pain and post injury)
Treatment of pre and post-natal conditions, women’s health
The treatment of an osteopath is more about working with the connections to affect the specific area of complaint while using a wholistic approach to healing. This is why at times the osteopath may be treating your diaphragm when you have neck or back pain or your knee when you have hip pain.
What to expect on a first appointment
The osteopath will listen to your concerns and ask about your medical history, general health, and goals relevant to your presenting symptoms. This usually does not take long, but it depends on the complexity of your case.
What to wear
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing such as shorts or leggings and a vest top.
The examination will involve assessing areas of complaint, surroundings structures, checking your posture, compensations and mobility. The osteopath may also carry out some clinical tests, as this will help understand what structures may be driving your symptoms and inform the osteopath how to tailor your treatment.
Once we have formed a working diagnosis, we will discuss a treatment plan with you and highlight how long it may take to resolve your problem; this may also be an excellent opportunity to discuss at what point you may be able to progress your activities, i.e. return to specific exercises ( providing your activities are limited) and highlight if you may require other types of therapy ( physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, Pilates, shockwave etc.) or need to be referred on to a specialist doctor.
Joint articulation, soft tissue techniques or joint manipulation may be included in your treatment (the treatment choice will be agreed upon based on your preference and indication). You may also be given advice that will complement your osteopathic treatment, such as: how to alleviate your pain, reduce inflammation, improve your work ergonomics etc.
1 to 1 Rehabilitation Yoga and Pilates
General or Clinical, Prenatal or Postnatal
Rehabilitation is using several types of techniques of exercising or stretching to get back on your feet after injury or chronic pain or postnatal. Dipa uses Yoga, Pilates and functional training to tailor a program for each individual. All programs are osteopathically informed.
Pilates is a method of strengthening the deep muscles responsible for posture. The deep muscles are the core muscles, which are located between the ribs and the pelvis, and all around the spine (abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles). Combining yoga with pilates and adding osteopathic adjustment provide with a session tackling all different structures of the body while giving it everything it needs to function well and improve itself. These sessions would be suitable for beginners or if you suffer from any pain, pathology, injury or hypermobility.
Breathwork is a way to unwind after a long day or feel energised when you are already tired. It is one step before meditation and it really helps recenter, focus and create. You can fuel your vision for the next chapter and your direction using mantra meditation added to breathwork.
Working with the elements of breath, sound and visualisation, your awareness can go beyond the physical space, where you are able to do the inner work and going towards a more empowered path.