We offer a variety of treatments to help your body begin to heal. Various manual therapy techniques are used to promote healing, enhance recovery, rehabilitate and prevent injury, and bring your body back into balance.
Osteopathy is a natural medicine, which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners palpate by a gently yet intentionally touching the tissues or systems under examination. With experience Osteopathic Manual Practitioners learn to palpate not just superficially but also very deeply within the body. This sensory information is received through touch receptors on the fingertips and palms, and through the proprioceptors (motion and position sensors) embedded deep in the joints of the hands, wrists, arms, and even in the shoulders.The ability to detect minute modifications in the quality of the tissues is the assessment skill that allows the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners to help prioritize a patient’s course of treatment. These tissue qualities include, congestion, dehydration, scarring, stiffness, density or loss of resilience, as well as motility that is an infinitesimal movement inherent to all living tissues. It is this sensing of the quality of the tissue, in combination with the position, mobility and vitality of the tissues, that allows the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners to determine the tissues or systems that need immediate attention.
- Athletic Therapy
Athletic Therapy is a branch of health care dedicated to people of all ages who are physical active. Athletic Therapists adhere to the scope of sports medicine and use their knowledge of exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and emergency care to prevent, give immediate care and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. Their oath is to safely return and give vitality to their patient’s daily living activities or athletic participation. The techniques used by athletic therapists include injury assessment, first aid and emergency care, exercise and modality therapy, soft tissue mobilization, postural evaluation, conditioning, providing prophylactic support and lifestyle education.
Common conditions that athletic therapists can treat include, but are not limited to:
Disc Herniation [ Low Back Pain ]
Golfer’s Elbow [ Tennis Elbow ]
IT Band Syndrome
- Muscle Activation Techniques
Muscle Activation Techniques™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. Loss of muscle contraction results in a decreased range of motion, and therefore decreased physical performance.
Range of motion testing can indicate which muscles have decreased contractibility, and precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency. With the use of muscle testing, one can see where to treat and restore the “weak” muscles allowing the body to regain optimal balance, strength which leads to increased performance.
- Injury Prevention, Pre-habilitation & Rehabilitation
- ELDOA Method
ELDOA (Étirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation Ostéo Articulaire), or more easily translated to Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretching, is a revolutionary technique created by World renowned Osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer.
ELDOAs are postural self-normalizing techniques designed for widening the space within a chosen articulation. This is accomplished by creating fascial tension to fix the vertebra below and contraction in extreme range to normalize the vertebra above the targeted disc.