Osteopathy Modalities

Knee pain
Muscle Energy Techniques
MET assists to relax and lengthen muscle fibers and reduce chronic pain while strengthening muscles and preventing injury

Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial Osteopathy offers stress relief and may facilitate faster recovery from concussions, headaches and trauma including PTSD
Osteopathy and frozen shoulder
Osteopathic Joint Mobilization
Mobilization directly address the joints, ligaments and tendons which contribute to increased range of motion, nerve pain and improve mobility

There are numerous Osteopathic modalities utilized during treatment. A manual osteopath is trained in many techniques to treat pain and dysfunction including:

  • Visceral manipulation can help address issues of the pelvic region relating to digestion by enhancing the inherent mobility and motility of an organ and by addressing secondary issues resulting from injury. Direct trauma can lead to displacement of organ position. Referred pain can occur from 2 areas being innervated by one nerve pathway. An example could be damage or spasm of deep internal organs which produce sensations of pain on the skin’s surface such as a Gallbladder attack triggering discomfort in the upper back region- an area unrelated to the organ itself. Visceral manipulation also may have an influence of the emotional state of the entire body
  • Cranial osteopathy involves gently manipulating the bones and connective tissues of the brain and cranium, easing restrictions, normalizing fluid flow and supporting fascial continuity from skull to sacrum
  • Manual osteopathy can directly address the joints, ligaments and tendons which contribute to improved mobility, range of motion issues and decreased nerve pain
  • Myofascial release provides slow, sustained pressure to soft tissue such as fascia to elongate and return to its normal state, freeing up restrictions and relieving pressure, restricted motion, tingling and numbness.  Fascia binds the muscles, ligaments to underlying structures such as blood vessels, and nerves. Like a pull in a sweater, ongoing strain can tighten fascia; despite not showing up on common diagnostic tests, these restrictions can stiffen joints and contribute to restricted motion, numbness, tingling, and pain.
  • Muscle energy techniques can help to improve flexibility, strength and reduce injury

In addition, the entire skeletal frame, connective tissues, muscles and ligaments need to be in proper alignment to best support the underlying tissues including circulation, the nervous system and lymphatic system as well as facilitate optimal respiration and digestion.

Osteopathy is a hands gentle therapy
Cervical Osteo Techniques
Chronic headaches, neck pain and migraine prevention, eases restrictions, enhances relaxation and stress management
visceral organ release
Visceral: Digestive Support
Visceral work on the pelvic region to support digestion and enhance the inherent mobility and motility of the organ

Cranial Osteopathy for Babies
Osteopathy for Infants and Children
Cranial osteopathy is used to calm babies, improve sleep, and address a variety of health issues including birth trauma

senior drug free pain management
Senior Drug-free Pain Management
For enhanced quality of lie, drug free pain relief, improved mobility and injury prevention
Osteopathy and Concussion
Injury and Trauma
Reducing scar tissue and adhesions from accidents while promoting proper alignment
Osteopathy can enhance vitality
Athletic Enhancement
Sports injury, prevention, sports related re injury & improvement of overall athletic performance

Osteopathy can assist you with:

  • Generalized muscle & joint pain
  • Acute & chronic backache
  • Rheumatic pain & Arthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tension & inability to relax
  • Temporo mandibular joint disorders (TMJD), teeth grinding
  • Repetitive strain injuries (e.g. tennis elbow)
  • Spinal alignment issues, including those due to poor posture
  • Sciatica
  • Restoring range of motion in the joints
  • Promotes proper alignment & full mobility of tissues
  • Headache arising from the neck
  • Migraine prevention
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Techniques directed to reinforcing & maintaining vitality, energy & improving quality of life

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Contact us today to book your appointment for Manual Osteopathy Therapy at Alinear Osteopathy.