Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that
aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the
A manual osteopath will focus on the joints,
muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to
positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Manual means that both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.
Manual Osteopathy is a complementary therapy. It is used alongside conventional
treatment to improve health. However, manual osteopaths are also qualified
practitioners. They are specialized in manual osteopathy.
Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions.
- Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
- Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Postural problems due to pregnancy,
sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
CST is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy that
aims to enhance the body's own healing
According to the some respectable institute Craniosacral therapist uses a touch of
under 5 grams to "release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve
functioning of the central nervous system."
This light touch is said to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal
is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This process is thought to relieve
Practitioners claim that CST can be carried out as a standalone treatment or used in
conjunction with medical or other alternative therapies.
Craniosacral Therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, both physical
- Issue in Pregnancy
- Alzheimer's disease
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Central Nervous System disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Immune disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Neck pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injury
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle
manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body’s organs
(e.g. bladder, bowel, uterus, etc) and others structures, like muscles, fascia,
ligaments and joints.
The organs in our body have a certain range of movement that is normal, just like
our joints, they need to move within a normal range so we can function.
The movement of an organ can be restricted by surgical scars, adhesions, infection,
illness, poor posture or traumatic injury. A restriction prevents the “gliding and
sliding” action of the organ over other structures within the body, creating an area
of fixation. Our body learns to accommodate by moving around this area of tension,
and over time this repeated movement leads to chronic irritation and inflammation
causing musculoskeletal, neural and visceral dysfunction.
Visceral Manipulation has been effective in the treatment of:
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Fibroids & Cysts
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Bladder urgency/frequency
- Bladder incontinence
- Urinary and sexual dysfunction associated
with an enlarged prostate
- Referred penile and testicular pain
- Constipation and Bloating
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- GERD, Acid Reflux
- Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
- Joint Pain
- Post Operative Scar Tissue
- Anxiety and Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder