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Osteopathic Manipulation

What is Osteopathic Manipulation?

Osteopathic manipulation is a broad system of hands-on techniques that help alleviate pain and correct structural changes within the body. It is used to treat a diverse range of conditions and anyone can benefit from the treatment including infants, children, teens, adults and eldery people.

What Benefits Does Osteopathic Manipulation Provide?

  • Relief of neck and back pain
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Headache relief
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Joint instability
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Whiplash injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Improved energy flow and lymphatic flow of the body
  • Connective tissue, such as tendon and ligament pain
  • Issues related to pain during pregnancy
  • Relief of stress or emotional issues
  • Detoxification
  • Healing from a wide range of illnesses effecting every part of the body including asthma, bronchitus, anxiety, depression and more

How Does Osteopathic Manipulation Work?

In order for the body to function optimumally, it must have normal nerve function and have all fluids circulating properly. Fluid systems include blood, lymph, cerebrospinal and digestive. These body fluids carry everything important from hormones to oxygen, enzymes to all types of nutrition and more. Any abnormal blockage, which can be structural or non-structural, of the fluids and/or nerves in your body can result in pain or disease over time.

Structural or physical blocks may be in the bones or tissues or organs. Non-structural blocks may include emotional or mental stress on the body which also may result in pain or disease.

How is Osteopathic Manipulation Performed?

The osteopathic physician will conduct a thorough holistic assessment of your current health status and discuss your medical history. Using gentle palpation and different OM techniques, the doctor will manipulate various parts of your body for the purpose of restoring normal structure and function, which promotes innate healing and pain relief.

Osteopathic manipulation is normally used in conjunction with other types of conventional treatments such as pharmacotherapy, surgery, rehabilitation, patient education, and of course healthy diet and exercise. It is rarely used as a primary treatment unless your ailments are a result of musculoskeletal somatic dysfunction (reversible altered functioning of the musculoskeletal system).

The primary goal of osteopathic manipulation is to restore balance to the whole body.

To find out more about osteopathic manipulation and if this therapy is right for you, please contact and consult with a local licensed practicioner.

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