Osteopathy is a complete system of health care emphasizing a whole person approach to medicine. It is based on the principle that are crucial for well being – the good health and harmonious interrelation of skeleton, muscles, ligaments, organs and connective tissue.

Osteopathic treatment involves using the hands for complete and sophisticated diagnose and treatment. Orthopedic and other manual tests and techniques are used to find and treat the root causes of dysfunction It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. Osteopathic practitioners primarily focus on restoring optimal functioning to bones, muscles, fascia, nerves and organs when treating acute or chronic pain.

Manual Osteopaths include in session 3 major methods of treatment – Structural, Craniosacral and Visceral manipulation.

Structural osteopathy is a physical hands on treatment involving fascia manipulation, muscle stretching and joint mobilization. After initial diagnosis of restrictions and a treatment plan then the actual treatment becomes very specific and directed to the tissues maintaining that problem. In a session we use variety techniques as are strain/country strain technique, balanced ligamentous tension technique, muscle energy technique (MET) and others. These techniques are gentle, safe, painless and very effective.  Manual osteopaths develop a very sensitive sense of touch to master osteopathic palpation. Palpation is what makes manual osteopathy different from other forms of therapy.                                                                Benefits of structural treatment:

  • Reducing pain and stiffness in joints and muscles– osteoarthritis, trigger points

  • Increasing joint range of motion

  • Improving posture

  • Treating spinal injuries

  • Reliving chronic headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is the gentlest osteopathic technique developed by an American osteopathic physician, Dr. William Sutherland almost one hundred years ago. Treatment provides a non-obtrusive manipulation within the Cranial Sacral area to calm, relax and heal using cranial-sacral balancing. Craniosacral therapy can have a profound effect on the body by improving the circulation of all body fluids, calming the nervous system and removing patterns of strain anywhere in the body. Do to gentle approach CST is recommended for children.

Craniosacral Therapy is beneficial for:

  • Chronic headaches, TMJ syndrome, birth traumas

  • Learning disabilities, ADHD, stress disorders, insomnia, vertigo

  • Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy,  sinus infection

  • Menstruation conditions, hormonal imbalances, sacro-iliac joint ( SI ) pain

Visceral Manipulation ( VM )  is a hands on therapy based on the principle that organs have mobility in response to the body moving and natural functions. This technique employs gentle touch that alleviate tension by encouraging the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and the connective tissue that surround each of the body’s organ systems. The visceral system includes the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, stomach, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, uterus, bladder, pancreas and intestines. If organs can not freely move, adhesions and displacement can occur leading to pain, dysfunction and poor posture. Visceral Manipulation’s benefits:

  • Sciatica, neck , back and hip pain

  • Headaches and migraine

  • Women’s health problems

  • Digestive problems, less bloating

  • Swallowing difficulties

  • Incontinence problems

  • Increasing immunity

Osteopathy technique can be very beneficial for babies, toddlers and kids. More info

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