Osteopathic Manual Therapy, as a practice, was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in 1874 and is a patient-focused, hands-on therapy mainly working on the musculoskeletal system. The school of Osteopathy believes that problems in the body can create further imbalances that can disturb other function of a person’s organs and muscles leading to disease and illness.
How is Osteopathy administered?
Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OMTs) will identify, assess, and manipulate the body using a gentle approach that aims to rebalance the body’s natural functions. Manual practitioners 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 our OMTs include: Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Muscle Energy Technique. Osteopathic treatments can also combine with a number of other therapies such as Acupuncture or Cupping to achieve pain relief and regain balance.
OMTs believe that everything from lower back pain to fibromyalgia, headaches, and IBS can be treated by working directly on the musculoskeletal system.
Osteopathy is commonly used for (but not limited to):
- Chronic & acute pain (back, neck, shoulders, legs, hips etc.)
- Sports injuries (ie. Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, muscle strain, tension)
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sciatica and Scoliosis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic muscle or joint inflammation
- Digestive issues
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