Manual Osteopathy in Calgary is a gentle non-invasive therapy that can provide relief for a wide range of conditions. It reduces muscle spasms near joints, eases neurological irritations around joints, makes joints more mobile and reduces pain and discomfort.
A manual osteopath focuses on the joints, muscles and spine, and both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.
Osteoarticular adjustment is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that reduces muscle spasms near joints, eases neurological irritations around joints, makes joints more mobile and reduces pain and discomfort.
Just like manual osteopathy, osteoarticular adjustment focuses on the joints, muscles and spine, and the osteopath uses their hands for both diagnosis and treatment.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back) and spinal column.
Visceral manipulation is another gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction.
Besides physical manipulation, osteopathy emphasizes self-healing. As such, your manual osteopath will also advise home exercise programs and lifestyle adjustments.
- Reduced tension in the body
- Reduced pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Support of spinal posture
- Increased blood circulation and healing
- Improved joint mobility
- Relief of tension in the central nervous system
- Promotes a feeling of well-being
- Optimization of blood and lymph supply to the internal organs
Does the therapy hurt?
Articular techniques involve gentle movement of two joint surfaces. Before doing this, your manual osteopath will carefully prepare the soft tissues around the treatment area. They also move you into a position that will minimize, or eliminate, the energy and force needed to perform the manoeuver. Many patients find this technique less forceful than joint manipulations.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatments varies based on your condition, its severity and how your body reacts to the treatment. The number of treatments can therefore be anywhere between 6 and 8, or more in very severe cases. Contact your therapist to see how many treatments you might need.
How often will I need the treatment?
Most indications require 1–3 treatments per week which are done every second day, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
Are there any restrictions after the treatment?
Patients are advised to refrain from physical activity, especially any involving the treated region, for about 24 hours following each treatment session.
What should I wear?
A tank top and shorts or equivalent is the ideal outfit for when you have your therapy.
How much is the treatment?
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