Osteopathy Modalities

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 offers stress relief and may facilitate faster recovery from concussions, headaches and trauma including PTSD

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.
Cervical Osteo Techniques

Chronic headaches, neck pain and migraine prevention, eases restrictions, enhances relaxation and stress management

Visceral: Digestive Support

Visceral work on the pelvic region to support digestion and enhance the inherent mobility and motility of the organ

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

For enhanced quality of lie, drug free pain relief, improved mobility and injury prevention

Injury and Trauma

Reducing scar tissue and adhesions from accidents while promoting proper alignment

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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