The Tools of Manual Osteopathic Practice
Prevention is the basis of the Manual Osteopathic approach. The practitioners goal is to treat the cause of the dysfunction as soon as it has been detected. If left untreated, such dysfunctions will manifest themselves in the form of functional impediments, weakened defense systems, postural imbalances and pain. The methods used by the Manual Osteopath to treat restrictions include osteoarticular adjustments, visceral osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and normalization of myofascial tension.
What a Manual Practitioner of Osteopathy Does
The first step in any consultation is to listen to the patient explain the reasons for the visit and to review in details his or her history of injuries and illness.
The rest of the consultation is dedicated to:
Observing and inspection posture
Performing general, regional and local functional tests
Palpating the patients tissues and physiological rhythms
Identifying the causes and developing the treatment plan
Performing the Osteopathic treatment
Who Can Benefit From Manual Osteopathic Treatment?
Individuals of any age with complaints of pain, numbness, weakness, stiffness or tightness may benefit from Osteopathic treatment. These symptoms may be a result of injury, accident, repetitive strains, under-use or misuse, degenerative or arthritic changes, pregnancy and childbirth or following surgery or dental work.
Mobilization Techniques ,Muscle Energy Techniques (Includes :Soft Tissue Therapy :Petrissage and Effleurage )
Chronic Pain Clinic