Osteopathic manual techniques

Some named examples of manual techniques:

  • Specific massage techniques
  • Myofascial techniques – myofascial release
  • Harmonic techniques
  • Functional techniques
  • High Velocity Thrust Low Amplitude (known as by the public as “clicking joints”)
  • Joint’s articulation
  • Muscle energy techniques and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
  • Stretch
  • Strengthening exercises

These techniques are aimed at:

  • Reducing pain
  • Helping heal and repair tissues
  • Improving mobility
  • Enhancing fluid circulation (blood flow, venous return and lymphatic drainage)
  • Affecting positively the nervous system
  • Rebalancing inadequate muscle tension, increasing muscle strength and lenght
  • Improving posture
  • Promoting health and relaxation
  • Decreasing stress