There are numerous manipulation techniques a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) may use. Common forms of manipulation used today that a patient may encounter include:
Muscle energy techniques ( T.E.M.)
Soft tissue techniques
High velocity-low amplitude (HVLA) (the classic "thrust" technique)
De Jarnette " Block Technique"
OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION TREATMENT
Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that works from a holistic point of view and respects the interaction between the different body-parts and organs. Only by the use of manual techniques, osteopathy tries to restore the optimal functioning of the body.
Osteopathic treatment does not target symptoms only but treats the parts of the body that have caused the symptoms. Osteopathy believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance .
Imagine, for example, a car that has one of its front wheels not quite pointing straight. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out.
You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good balance. We use a wide range of techniques, including massage, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as 'cranial osteopathy') and joint mobilization and this breadth of approach allows us to focus on every client’s precise needs.
Osteopathy is beneficial for people of any age from elderly to newborn and from pregnant women to sports people.