HOW DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT?
How do Osteopaths treat?
Is Osteopathic treatment safe?
What about long term preventative care?
Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?
What's the difference between Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists?
In carrying out treatments, Osteopaths can call upon what is probably the largest range of techniques used in any manual therapy.
These include massage and stretching techniques; articulation techniques in which joints are mobilised by being passively taken through their range of motion; muscle energy techniques in which contracted muscles are released by alternately being stretched and made to work against resistance; functional techniques which involve gentle mobilisation of joints in a way which "probes" barriers to normal movement until a way is found through the restriction; and manipulation, which may be used where it is appropriate and safe to do so, though it is not the mainstay of most Osteopathic treatments.
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