Types of Osteopathy

Structural osteopathy

This is the most common form of osteopathic treatment and is the foundation upon which modern training is based. It is where the osteopath will use manual techniques to affect the musculoskeletal system: joints are moved, muscles are stretched and in so doing the treatment effect can reach into the body and help the nervous system, blood supply or organ function.

Cranial osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is one of the most gentle and subtle fields within osteopathy. It is not focused just on the bones of the skull, but addresses the whole body, with an emphasis on the central nervous system, the meninges, the cerebro-spinal fluid and the sacral bone. These structures are vital for an individual’s existence and well-being and even the slightest dysfunction can cause ailments within any of the bodily systems.

Visceral osteopathy

This involves the treatment of body’s mobility and soft organs such as heart, lungs, reproductive and digestive organs. This treatment helps to maintain fluid circulation and also establishes proper blood and oxygen circulation. This technique is very beneficial for pregnant women, people who have undergone surgery and people suffering from severe illness.

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