manual osteopathy
What is Manual Osteopathy?

Manual Osteopathy treatments are a kind of physical therapy which can help alleviate pain caused by a variety of conditions. A Manual Osteopath’s work is based on the philosophy that all of the structures of the human body function as a unit. If one area develops dysfunction it can create problems in the other systems, resulting in pain, not only locally, but in the other parts of the body as well.

By addressing the source of the problem and not concentrating on symptoms alone, a Manual Osteopath is able to alleviate discomfort without the use of invasive surgery or drugs that may help with pain but cause side effects.

Where does Manual Osteopathy originate?
What are the effects of Manual Osteopathy Treatment?
What are the Tools of Manual Osteopathy?
How Does a Manual Osteopath Help Me?

At OsteoKlinika, each patient receives a Manual Osteopathic assessment and orthopedic testing, or checking of position and mobility of the specific structures. After the consultation and assessment are complete, we begin addressing the problems we’ve identified.

There are many manual treatment techniques that may be used to treat dysfunction between systems in the body. Some of the osteopathic techniques Manual Osteopaths use include:

  • Osteo-articular (joint) Adjustments
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Visceral (internal organs) Manipulation
  • Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR)
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy (Cranial Osteopathy)
  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
  • Soft Tissue Techniques (including Massage)
  • and many others...

This variety is part of why Manual Osteopathy is so effective. When mastered and applied appropriately, the techniques of Manual Osteopathy are very powerful and effective. Depending on specific findings during an evaluation of a particular patient, one or more of these techniques can be used during a single treatment session to discover and address the problem. Manual Osteopathy adjustments are precise and gentle, eliminating the danger of injury during the treatment.

What does a Manual Osteopathy Practitioner Do?
Conditions Treated by Manual Osteopathy and Massage Therapy: