The foundational principle of Osteopathy is that your body is ONE unit, all connected, and integrated together. Which is why we must treat it as such and look at all body systems.
Your organ systems affect your muscles & skeletal structures; and vice versa, your spinal alignment and muscles will affect your organs.
It’s all about whole body health.
This requires optimal blood and lymph circulation to and from all your tissues. In addition, your body must have good communication from your nervous system to tell your muscles and organs how to heal and self-regulate. An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner helps facilitate these conditions in your body, so that your body can heal!
joint mobilizations & oscillations
myofascial & muscle release
visceral (organ) mobilizations
these techniques include:
When your body is unrestricted and has good alignment, it will be much easier for you to heal and move.
increasing nerve, blood and lymphatic flow
alleviating tissue restrictions in muscles, ligaments, and fascia.
Osteopathy goes beyond healing just one injury, It’s about living in a state of health for the rest of your life.
This is a state everyone deserves to live in and we know it is possible for you with the right tools & treatment.
Osteopathy was developed in the 1870s by Dr. Andrew Still as a reformation to medicine. At the time, pharmaceuticals were ineffective so he committed his life to the study of anatomy and physiology. He explored how the alignment of our body affects our overall health. He believed that correcting posture and structural asymmetries through Osteopathic Manual Therapy would allow the body to heal. Essentially, the idea is that if you create the right environment and physical structure, your body will innately heal itself. Over time, Dr. Still made a name for himself as the 'lightning bone setter'. People from all around the United States came to receive Osteopathic treatment from him for conditions that other medical doctors were unable to provide answers or solutions for.
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