Osteopathic Manual Practice
According to Canadian Academy of Osteopathy: Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. Just like any holistic healing practice, Osteopathic principles are based on empowering the body’s self-healing and self-regulating ability. Osteopathic Practitioners facilitate this journey to healing by focusing on the health of the joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy. Osteopathic treatment helps strengthen the framework of the body. It is a supportive and complementary therapy.
Being a holistic modality, Osteopathy can help with many conditions such as: Digestive issues, Arthritis, Headaches, Mouth and Jaw issues, regulating sleep cycles, nervous system, circulatory/lymphatic systems and more.
Some of the techniques used in Osteopathy are: Gentle pressure, stretching, resistance and visceral manipulation. VM is used to help find and release restrictions in the abdominal fascia and in the body's viscera (organs) such as the stomach, liver and gallbladder.