What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathy is a client-centered discipline that is based on understanding the relationship between structure and function in order to enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal. It relies on skilled manual therapeutic techniques to assess and treat the client, guiding the natural self-healing properties of the human body.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners understand there exists a relationship between the bones of the body and all tissues that surround it. Our bodies are designed to move and therefore any restriction of motion can have a negative impact on the patient’s overall health. Osteopathic Manual Therapy helps to restore motion, relieve pain and stimulate the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.
Who can benefit from Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Due to the gentle and individualized nature of this therapy, Osteopathic Manual Therapy is beneficial to all age groups, from newborns to the elderly, from high performance athletes to those more sedentary, from acute to chronic conditions and everything in between.