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Manual Osteopathy2023-10-06T16:01:28-05:00

Enhance the Natural Healing Process

Manual Osteopathy employs a combination of hands-on techniques, such as joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, and stretching, to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore overall bodily balance. Practitioners of manual osteopathy believe that the body possesses innate self-healing abilities, and by manipulating the musculoskeletal system, they aim to enhance these natural healing processes.

This therapy emphasizes the interconnection between different body structures and systems, seeking to address underlying issues rather than just treating symptoms.

Key Benefits

While it’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before pursuing any treatment, including manual osteopathy, some of the key potential benefits reported by its practitioners and patients include:

  • Pain Relief from musculoskeletal pain, including back, neck, head and joint pain
  • Improved Mobility using techniques aimed at enhancing joint mobility and flexibility
  • Enhanced Posture by addressing postural imbalances and misalignments
  • Stress Reduction by releasing tension and improving bloodflow
  • Injury Recovery through improved circulation

Non-Invasive and Holistic Approach

Manual Osteopathy takes a holistic approach, considering the entire body and its interconnectedness. Practitioners aim to identify and address the root cause of health issues rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Treatment plans are non-invasive without the use of drugs or surgery, and are tailored to the patient’s specific needs and condition.

Some of the most commonly used techniques are mobilizations, visceral and soft tissue therapies. As a certified laser therapists, we may also use photobiomodulation (cold laser) therapy for your musculoskeletal pain.

Prevention is key

Manual osteopathy can also be used as a preventative measure to maintain overall health and prevent potential musculoskeletal issues from developing.

Frequently asked questions

What are some benefits of Manual Osteopathy?2023-12-01T10:26:54-06:00

Manual Osteopathy increases joint mobility, decreases pressure on spinal nerve roots, reduced pain sensitivity, increases endorphins (natural pain killer), activates paraspinal reflexes (helps the body recover from tightened muscles) and inhibits somato-somatic refelxes (high activation causes excessive pain). OMT also decreases heart rate and blood pressure and decreases anxiety and depression.

What is Manual Osteopathy?2023-12-01T10:27:25-06:00

Manual Osteopathy, sometimes called OMT, is a hands-on therapy that uses a wide range of techniques to treat musculoskeletal and neurological complaints. These techniques are usually gentle and beneficial for chronic pain conditions.

What is the history of Manual Osteopathy?2023-12-01T10:27:52-06:00

Manual Osteopathy was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Dr. Still believed that the structure of the body is directly related to its proper function or dysfunction. Dr. Still founded the first Osteopathic College in 1892. After his death, osteopathy split into two distinctive branches. One of them merged with mainstream medicine that prescribes medications and performs surgery. The other branch, manual osteopathy, maintains the holistic model of healing.

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