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Manual Osteopathy

Osteopathy focuses on treating the body as a whole system, not just the injured part. We look at the connection between pain and dysfunction, and in restoring health and vitality by emphasizing physical manipulation of cranium, spine, muscle, visceral tissue, and bone.

Treatments include relief of:


Manual Osteopathy is an important part of your health maintenance plan that helps you to:

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a more refined approach to osteopathy that includes the anatomy and physiology of the head and is a very passive treatment. We work to rebalance and release areas of dysfunction in the body by activating your body’s innate intelligence to heal itself.

If you have been affected by trauma, injuries, accidents, falls, etc, your body may learn to compensate for these past events by holding tension and even emotion in the tissues and muscles of your body, thereby affecting your range of motion and overall function.

As osteopathic manual practitioners, we are highly trained to feel and sense subtle changes of tension in the tissues which can cause strain and dysfunction in the whole body. We will work to activate your body’s innate intelligence to heal and balance itself.

In a cranial treatment, an osteopath tunes into the condition of your living anatomy and physiology, and how it has coped with stress and trauma. As your body comes into balance, you may experience immediate release of tension and feel an overall sense of balance on a physical, mental, and even emotional level. Different systems within your body will also start to integrate and work more effectively (e.g., your circulatory and digestive system will start to function in harmony with each other).


Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. You may become more aware of where you hold tension or even numbness. As it gradually dissipates, you will feel a sense of warmth and relaxation, and may even fall asleep for a few minutes and wake up feeling refreshed and balanced.

Cranial Osteopathy is beneficial in treating a wide range of conditions that include:

Visceral Osteopathy

Visceral Osteopathy

Visceral Osteopathy includes an understanding and awareness of the organs, blood vessels and nerves of the body. It refers to the organs and their soft membranes, which are attached by ligaments to the walls of the body cavities and to the spine. When your spine moves, the organs will also move in order to allow the body to move in a particular manner.
When you experience trauma to your body, whether from accidents, adhesions, infections or surgical procedures, it can affect how the body functions, which in turn can stress the ligaments and surrounding organs. If your viscera is not able to move properly, this can cause pain or stiffness elsewhere in your body.
How can you tell if there are visceral restrictions in your body? This can be seen through your posture. When an organ is unable to move normally, your body will compensate by adjusting itself to accommodate for the tension in that particular area of your body. The changes not only your posture, but also your range of movement and overall body function.

A visceral osteopathic treatment can help relieve imbalances and restrictions that exist between the organs and structures of the body.
Visceral Osteopathy is useful for treating the following conditions: