OSTEPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY
KEY POINTS OF OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY
Covered under Osteopathy Extended Health Benefits (Not supported by Industrial Alliance)
Gaining popularity as a unique holistic approach to physical & emotional health
Strengthening & realignment of the musculoskeletal framework
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY?
Osteopathic manual therapy is a unique holistic (whole-body) health care approach that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine. The aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory, lymphatic systems and neuro-musculoskeletal systems.
Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body. When the body is out of alignment, we cannot be at our bests. By restoring proper mechanics to an area the osteopathic manual therapists allow the normal flow of fluids. This improves functionality and reduces pain during normal and strenuous activity.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES OMT (OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY) TREAT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility.
Osteopaths treat more than you think. Osteopathic manual therapy often used to treat pain, such as headache, neck, shoulder, lower, leg, arm and heel/foot pain; sciatica; shin splints; tennis elbow and repetitive strain injury. Other patients suffer from asthma; arthritis; digestive problems; carpal tunnel syndrome; whiplash and postural problems.
Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport.
BENEFITS OF OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY?
Osteopathic manual therapy treats in itself is not preventative. Osteopathic manual therapy respects the body’s natural ability as a self-regulating mechanism and only intervenes when pain or discomfort is present.
The benefits of Osteopathic manual therapy are the general improvement in mobility and structural stability of the body. In turn, other systems of the body such as the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems function more effectively and for a number of general conditions, minimal treatment is required.