Osteopathic Treatment

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So tell me, where does the body end and the mind begin?Soft Tissue Manipulation

Soft tissue manipulation is used to evaluate the condition of tissues, ease restrictions, help the body’s fluids (blood, lymph, etc.) flow smoothly and restore function. Optimal neuro-vascular flow helps to reduce harmful fluid retention and allows the body’s immune system to work more effectively. The goal is to gently guide the tissue back to health without over-treating.

Osteopathic Articular Technique

The osteopathic articular technique, involving gently moving two joint surfaces, is used to reduce muscle spasms, ease neurological irritations, assist in joint mobility and help reduce pain and discomfort. It is a less forceful technique than joint manipulation. The soft tissues around the treatment area are prepared and the body is positioned for a precise unforced correction.

Cranial Osteopathy

As the gentlest osteopathic technique, Cranial Osteopathy is also one of the most significant. It is used to assess and treat the mobility of the skull and its contents. It may also be used to assess and treat the spine, sacrum and other parts of the body. The goal of this technique is to adjust the body’s physiology by restoring balance and optimal neuro-vascular flow surrounding the Central Nervous System and all of its autonomic centers. The natural rhythm in the patient’s head, spinal cord, sacrum and the rest of the body are observed (similar to observing heart rate rhythm and measuring rate of breath) and the body’s inherent biorhythm restored.

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is used to effectively treat organs and viscera of the body, including the lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas, intestines, the bladder and the uterus. Visceral manipulation corrections can improve the mobility of an organ, improve neuro-vascular flow surrounding the organ and ultimately help maximize organ function.

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