Manual Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which helps to correct imbalance caused in the body due to injury, pain, illness.
A Manual Osteopathic Practitioner follows 4 main treatment techniques
Osteoarticular and Fascial techniques may sound similar to some treatment techniques used in Physiotherapy and Chiropractic sessions but Visceral (organs) and CranioSacral components make a huge difference to the way Manual Osteopathy works. The focus of the treatment is not limited to a localised area of concern, it gives more emphasis on a holistic approach e.g. A client coming in with low back pain will not be treated just for the lower back but would be assessed and approached in a holistic manner to treat the whole spine and the diaphragm (which is a part of visceral technique).
Manual Osteopathy focuses on chronic conditions and issues that have not been resolved or the ones that come and go. That being said Manual Osteopathy is effective on its own and also in conjunction with Physiotherapy, Massage and Chiropractic treatment.