Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle, tissue and bones.
The practice of osteopathy works in collaboration with manual adjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscles, tissue and bones.
It is a non-invasive, alternative medicine that works on the principle of safe, holistic approach. It improves the functioning capacity of the human body and it systems. This is an integrated practice emphasizing on the balanced relationship between bones, muscles and connective tissues, acting as the soul medium to treat the source of the problem, alleviate pain and suffering.
Osteopathy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation
The striking features of osteopathy are Cranio-sacral therapy and visceral manipulation.
Cranio-sacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach to release tensed soft tissue areas, joints, surrounding the central nervous system. It helps in the normalisation of the cerebro-spinal fluid in the whole environment around the brain and spinal cord.
This therapy alleviates a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain, musculoskeletal and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairments.
Visceral manipulation is a totally painless, light touch manual technique. It is used to assess and treat any fascial restrictions in the abdomen and pelvis. Visceral Manipulation promotes the normal tone, mobility, and movement of the internal organs and their connective tissues, ligaments enhancing a patient’s range of motion and flexibility.
It involves placement of gentle specific techniques to assist releasing the tension lines. These gentle manipulations potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.
Visceral Manipulation can benefit various disorders such as bloating, constipation, post-partum, whiplash, chest and abdominal sports injuries, chronic spinal dysfunction, headaches and migraines, , peripheral joint pain, sciatica, swallowing dysfunctions, nausea and acid reflux, constipation and gastritis, chronic pelvis pain, endometriosis, bladder incontinence, prostate dysfunction.
The practitioner of manual Osteopathy works with the body to enhance this natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal. Palpation (sometimes referred to as hand listening) is a diagnostic skill that the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner uses to feel or sense the state of the tissues or systems being examined.
Manual osteopath puts focus on the joints, muscles, tissue and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, digestive and lymphatic systems. Both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.