Osteopathic Manual Therapy
Osteopathy is science-based manual medicine that focuses on full body health and patient well-being. Osteopathy encompasses musculoskeletal and myofascial manual therapy, craniosacral therapy, circulatory and lymphatic work, osteoarticular manipulation, visceral massage and balancing of the autonomic nervous system.
Conditions commonly treated with Osteopathic medicine include sports injuries, back, neck, and other types of musculoskeletal pain, headaches, digestive problems, sleep disorders, low energy, chronic pain or illness and stress. Osteopaths can accompany pregnancy and pediatric care, orthodontic work, and recuperation from surgery.
Craniosacral therapy is a specialized form of osteopathic medicine often used to treat headaches, whiplash, sleep disorders, back and neck pain, and postural balance. Scientific research into the benefits of craniosacral therapy on stress and the autonomic nervous system is extensive, and provides support for relieving the physiological strain of a stressful work or home environment.
Pilates is a highly efficient core-strengthening, toning and balancing system that can be applied both as a therapeutic tool for injuries/pain or simply as a way to keep fit and strong.
In the modern workplace, too much time seated at a desk increases the risk of lower back, shoulder and neck pain, as well as circulatory problems, shallow breathing patterns and headaches. Pilates can help prevent these problems by correcting muscle imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns, increasing muscle strength and tone, improving posture, and building functional flexibility.