Manual Osteopathic Treatment at River Stone is a form of hands-on manual treatment that is used to eliminate or alleviate somatic (bodily) dysfunctions. These dysfunctions may involve skeletal, joint and myofascial structures as well as the related vascular, lymphatic and neural elements. Stretching, resistance, and gentle pressure work together to promote healing, reduce tension, recover from surgery, lower stress levels, increase mobility, and decrease inflammation. There are three main components of manual osteopathy: musculoskeletal osteoarticulations, visceral and craniosacral.
Manual Osteopathy can help with issues such as:
Your Manual Osteopathic Therapist will use several techniques to achieve results, such as joint articulation and range of motion, counter strain, resistance motion, neurovascular support, myofascial release and soft tissue manipulation.