Osteopathic Manual Therapy
Pain and injury interfere with our ability to perform our normal activities physically. These impairments also affect our mental and emotional well-being. Our team of physiotherapists and Osteopathic practitioners will identify the source of your problems and provide effective treatments to resolve them and prevent future issues from interfering with your life! At Expert Physio Plus in Gloucester, we understand the importance of looking at the whole person to find solutions that address the individual. Our osteopaths take a hands-on approach to aid the rehabilitation process.
Request an appointment and see if osteopathic manual therapy can help you get the relief you are looking for!
Osteopathic Medicine & The Use of Manual Therapy
Osteopathic medicine is based on treating the whole person. The main principle of osteopathic care is that all the body’s systems are interrelated. Manual techniques used by an osteopathic physician are meant to address the changes in body structure and improve underlying physiologic function. Osteopathic manual therapy techniques move muscles and joints and include the following: Palpation, Stretching, Gentle and high-pressure forces, Gentle and strong resistance of movements to affect change Rapid and/or forceful manipulation. These treatments assist a physiotherapist’s rehabilitation program by encouraging your body to heal itself. Osteopathic manual techniques aim to ensure that your bones and muscles are aligned, balanced, and functioning correctly.
What to expect at Expert Physio Plus sessions
We want to understand the whole person, the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life to identify all the factors that may be contributing to the injury and/or pain. We will start with an evaluation and a thorough history that includes your physical impairments, activity level, and exercise habits. We will look into your lifestyle to understand your diet, sleep habits, and stress levels. We will use this information to develop a comprehensive program that includes targeted manual techniques, mobility work, strengthening, and any appropriate pain relief technique that will help your progress. Next, your practitioner at Expert Physio Plus in Gloucester will create a targeted, individualized plan of care for you to promote accelerated recovery and future injury prevention. Using a holistic approach, we will help you feel your best!