treatment at softtissue osteopathy and yoga
At softtissue, treatment is a response to a working diagnosis. The choice of treatment approaches will reflect this diagnosis and patient suitability. Osteopathic treatment approaches have grown out of osteopathic principles and philosophy which are influenced by functional anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. Some approaches I frequently employ include soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation and biodymanics.
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The interacting aspects of health I consider most significant in patient care are respiration, biomechanical-bioenergetic integration, gravitational adaptation, autonomic nervous system balance, involuntary motion and mind.
One of my objectives in working with patients is to promote and work toward global movement awareness and dynamic stability rather than merely local stabilisation.
This session includes a thorough assessment of specific issues in relation to general health.
Osteopathic assessment of symptoms is refined through neurological and orthopaedic testing.
During the initial session patients can expect hands-on osteopathic treatment, a tissue specific diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. Often painful and symptomatic tissues are not primary problems, but rather compensatory adaptations for dysfunction elsewhere. For this reason, patients new to osteopathy might be surprised that seemingly unrelated areas, tissues and structures are treated during an osteopathic session.
Once a treatment response has been established and developed some momentum, half hour consultations are sufficient for many patients, particularly if this is complemented with individualised movement practices (see Rehabilitation through movement).
Some patients prefer to continue with one hour sessions.