Manual Osteopathy Edmonton

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:

  • Back and Neck Pain

  • Knee and Ankle Pain or Injury

  • Shoulder Pain or Injury

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Fertility

  • Abdominal Pain or Dysfunction

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.

Visceral Osteopathy

Visceral Osteopathy at River Stone is a highly therapeutic and specialized treatment. The aim is to treat functional and structural imbalances including vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. If you have or have had any of the following conditions, you may benefit from Visceral Osteopathy:

  • Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries

  • Digestive Disorders including IBS

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Endometriosis or Dysmenorrhea

  • Fibroids and Cysts

  • Incontinence

  • Infertility

  • Postnatal Pain

  • Seatbelt Injuries

Osteoarticulation Osteopathy

Musculoskeletal osteoarticulations is an aspect of Manual Osteopathy that works with joints, muscles, nerves, mobilizations and alignment. Gentle manipulation is used to realign the pelvis, back and neck, and mobilizations may be used to help with increasing range of motion, reducing adhesions, relieving inflammation and calming pain. Osteoarticulation Osteopathy can be helpful for a variety of problems, including:

  • Neck, Back and Pelvic Pain

  • Whiplash and Concussion

  • Knee and Ankle Pain or Injury

  • Shoulder Pain or Injury

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Craniosacral Osteopathy

Craniosacral Osteopathy is a technique of assessing the synarthrodial joints of the skull and applying pressure to affect changes in the cranial membranes, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and the entire nervous system. Manipulation is also used to balance the flow of CSF and realign and release the neck, back, sacrum and coccyx. The following conditions may be improved by Craniosacral Osteopathy:

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Concussion

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Sleep Disorders

  • TMJ Disorders

  • Sinus Pain and Inflammation