Hands-on, gentle, and non-invasive.
Holistic approach, considers all systems of the body as one unit.
Helps you recover from pain, discomfort, injury and illness.
Gets to the root of your problem to clear up both symptoms and the cause of symptoms
Supports the philosophy that the human body is equipped with all the resources it needs to heal and maintain itself.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach. It recognizes the important link between the structures of your body and the way your body works. Practitioners focus on how skeleton, joints, muscles, organs, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health & well-being.
A Manual Osteopathic therapist understands the body’s interrelated parts and the dynamic relationship between them. They can explain how a stiff hip can cause a sore shoulder or how knee pain can be traced to a tight back. They also acknowledge that the interrelated nature of the body also applies to the interrelated nature of the person. Osteopathic therapists can help explain how stress from work or home affect your body’s ability to heal. This holistic approach allows the practitioner to diagnose and treat a wide range of issues. Osteopaths combine their intellectual knowledge of anatomy along with what they feel through their hands to understand your personal story being told by your tissues. The therapist then uses gentle manipulation – alignment, mobilization and stretching -- to free restricted joints, tight muscles, tethered nerves and blockages around organs. The release of tension allows healing to occur.
There is no one, protocol-based technique that Osteopathic manual therapists use. Instead, several techniques such as cranio-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and musculoskeletal techniques may be used, and often combined, depending on which issues are being addressed. Your treatment is much more custom and versatile to best address your issues and to provide you with the most effective long term results.