A Manual Osteopathic Therapist works to optimize the self healing mechanisms of the body using techniques such as Osteo-articular corrections ( correcting rotations and side bending vertebrae, misaligned hips, shoulders, etc) Visceral Manipulation ( A gentle treatment to help mobilize the organs in the body ) Cranio-sacral therapy with an Osteopathic approach ( using very light touch to encourage movement of the synarthrodial joints of the cranium) and myofascial remodelling ( working with the fascia of the body to restore posture and movement.)
A Manual Osteopathic Therapist works with a wide variety of conditions, scaling from chronic headaches, PTSD, nerve impingement including sciatica, shoulder impingement, knee pain, neck pain, digestive issues, urinary dysfunctions, reproductive system dysfunctions, postural dysfunctions, and chronically tight muscles.
A large part of the Osteopathic assessment is for the therapist to see how the clients body moves and assess any limitations, so that they can help restore movement in the body. The therapist will assess the body as a whole for each different condition, meaning structurally and functionally and the client will remain fully clothed for the duration of the appointment. It is very common for an MOT to give you exercises to take home to assist with your bodies healing process, as well as to come up with a treatment plan. ( how many appointments needed, and a possible end date or date of re-assessment.) Please bring athletic clothing/stretch pants to your appointments as you will need them for assessment and treatment. If you have been dealing with Chronic pain or one of the conditions listed above, a Manual Osteopathic treatment might be what you have been looking for! Book in today! ( Always consult your physician to rule out Chronic Disease or infection, a Manual Osteopathic therapist does not diagnose or prescribe medication)