What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Osteopathy is a comprehensive therapy that is useful in treating many bodily complaints and injuries. We specialize in using osteopathic manual therapy to treat old and new orthopedic conditions (muscles, connective tissue and joints). In each session we will identify areas of the body that are restricted then ease those restrictions to permit normal function.

 

Osteopathy approaches anatomy, physiology, pathology, and biomechanics as integrated systems of the body. Meaning everything is connected and important. After addressing the root cause of the condition we use gentle manual therapy to aid the body in it's own healing potential.

 

A treatment will include a thorough history, an overall physical exam, manual therapy to correct the areas of the body that are predisposing the person to the injury and finally an exercise home program to facilitate your recovery. European trained osteopaths study for 4-5 years and must successfully complete and defend a dissertation before earning their degree as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Therapists are able to incorporate their osteopathic skills into treatments while completing the research portion of their training

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Techniques used for Treatment

  • Soft-tissue Mobilization

  • Joint Mobilization

  • Kinesio tapping

  • Myofascial decompression (cupping)

  • Strain-Counterstrain

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Myofascial Release

  • High velocity low amplitude technique (HVLA)

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