Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a patient focused, hands-on therapy that mainly works on the musculoskeletal system. The spine holds our bodies together and it is also the connection to health throughout the entire body. Osteopathy as a practice was founded Andrew Taylor Still in 1874.The practitioner will identify, assess, and manipulate the body using a gentle, hands-on approach that aims to rebalance the body’s natural functions. Manual practitioners will spend many years developing a sensitive touch in order to help them diagnose and treat the patient’s condition.
Some of the specific techniques that are used by Osteopathic Manual Therapists include: Myofacial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Muscle Energy Technique.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy can provide relief for various issues (please note this list not exhaustive):
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches and Migraines
- Back Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic muscle or joint inflammation
- Digestive issues