what to expect
A hands-on approach allows your therapist to get to the cause of your problem and to restore mobility and overall function back to your body.
Through clinical application of manual medicine methods which provides quicker results for you, our therapists utilize a variety of manual techniques to help you feel relief.
When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands, nature supplies the remainder…
-Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, Founder of Osteopathy
Having an expert provide hands-on therapy for you to feel relief is a therapy that can quickly help you feel like yourself again. The use of one’s hands to manipulate or mobilize soft tissues such as muscles, tendons fascia, nerves, viscera and lymphatics, as well as joints in the body is called Manual Therapy. These techniques require a high level of skill and training and are intended to improve your body, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints, reduce pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, myofascial, visceral manipulation, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
Functional Manual Therapy (FMM)
We look at your body’s mobility limitations within the joints, soft tissues, viscera, and neurovascular tissues. Limited mobility can impair function and the ability to feel our best. We provide an integrated osteopathic evaluation and treatment which couples skilled hand movements of joints, soft tissue, visceral and neurovascular systems in combination with manual neuromuscular facilitation and movement re-education to enhance optimum movement and body function.
Visceral Manipulation (VM)
This type of therapy assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic dysfunction. We evaluate and treat the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. We increase communication within the body, thereby revitalizing you and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
We provide a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect your brain and spinal cord. Using very light touch no greater than 5 grams, we can release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve your central nervous system which impacts the function of the entire body.
Total Body Balance (TBB)
This full-body evaluation and treatment approach focuses on reducing pain and body tension – get ready to feel your best. We treat your body as a whole and addresses the Total Body Lesion. The Total Body Lesion is the sum of all imbalances or dysfunctions of your mind, body, and spirit. These Total Body Lesions are an accumulation of any car accident, sports injury, falls, surgery, repetitive motion, ergonomic, and stress. These lesions are influenced by both internal and external factors including mental stressors, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and environmental influences. Each of these experiences and stressors has an effect on the physical body and health.
TBB uses a gentle, rhythmic mobilization approach to relax the muscles, fascia, joints and ligaments, circulation, nerve, and energy flow within your body. By introducing natural movement and rhythm to you, TBB helps to calm down an overly stressed nervous system.
TBB has many benefits such as improved energy levels, decreased pain, faster recovery, decreased mental stress while restoring your health and allowing you to return to your daily activities more quickly. This whole-body approach affects not only the musculoskeletal system but the visceral, lymphatic, nervous, and craniosacral systems.