"When every part of the machine is correctly adjusted and in perfect harmony, health will hold dominion over the human organism by laws as natural and immutable as the laws of gravity." A. T. Still, DO, Founder of Osteopathy
With a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, the osteopathic manual practitioner employs a global approach that addresses all of the body systems and not just the musculoskeletal system. In order to fully understand and treat the root causes of a person's problems, the osteopathic manual practitioner needs to take this holistic approach.
As an osteopathic manual practitioner, I use techniques such as muscle energy, visceral manipulation, cranio-sacral, joint mobilizations, and counter-strain. Understanding how much pressure is needed to illicit change in the tissue is where osteopathic palpation stands out. The force applied to the tissues should only match the force required to induce change in them. Using more force does not equate to getting better results.
Integration of the tissues during treatment allows the body to remove the compensations created by the initial problem or injury. The body needs time to incorporate these changes, which is why treatments are usually scheduled once every couple of weeks.
Using this approach, I am able to globally address joint pains, circulatory and digestive problems, headaches, sports injuries, low energy and pre-& post-pregnancy problems.