“A natural medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.” – Traditional Osteopathy, as presented by the “Canadian College of Osteopathy”
Osteopath does the physical manipulation of the muscle tissue and bones. This intended to improve physiologic function and the somatic dysfunction caused due to the altered function of related components of the somatic system including: the skeletal, arthrodial, and myofascial structures, and their related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements.
Different techniques will be used depending on the somatic dysfunction present as well as different attributes of the individual being treated.
- Hands-on Contact
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Myofascial Release
- Thrust Technique – high velocity/low-amplitude
- Lymphatic Technique
- Ligamentous Articular Strain/Balance Ligamentous Tension
- Cranio- sacral Therapy
- Articulatory/Still’s Technique
- Facilitated Positional Release