MYSOSKELETAL OSTEOPATHIC BODYWORK
Myoskeletal Bodywork is based on the principles of Osteopathy and Structural Integration. Most of my clients would normally see an Osteopath.
Myoskeletal Osteopathic Bodywork is taken into another dimension when combined with precision NeutoKinetic Therapy assessments. This way we only release or mobilise what is actually safe to do so.
The cardinal sin in Bodywork is to release muscles, fascia or jammed joints just because they are short, tight or compressed! They are this way for a reason, as a compensation strategy...
Often times, areas are released which should actually be activated or stimulated to create balance. If you do the opposite to what the body needs, it may feel better for a short time, but will never last until you address the full compensation pattern.
Various manual techniques are used where appropriate, treating muscles, fascia, ligaments, joint capsules, the skeletal and nervous systems to restore balance, improve function and reduce pain.
These include mobilisations, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, targeted fascial release and stimulation, neuromuscular re-education and clinical massage.
The idea behind Structural Integration is that if someone's body can be aligned properly, his or her health problems can be dramatically reduced, because the body will work as a whole. Osteopathy shares this idea, arguing that many chronic health conditions are related to musculoskeletal problems.
Below: Fibula Head Release to address problems in the Deep Longitudinal Subsystem - which often contributes to SIJ and Lower Back Pain. This would only be released or mobilised after Neurological assessments have deemed it safe and prudent to do so, whilst an additional part of the bodies compensation strategy is also addressed to restore functional balance, so that results last.