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Soft Manual Therapy

 

Soft Manual Therapy consists of gentle manipulations of the muscles and other soft tissues and the joints.

The manual therapy manipulation is not, as is sometimes mistakenly believed, ‘clicking the joints back into place’. Only a very few vertebrae of the spinal column show any appreciable change of position in response to adjustments. It does, however, release an area of fixation which can be a source of considerable disturbance and discomfort. An adjustment in one area of the spine can often relieve discomfort in another because of the important postural relationships of the column as a whole.

Musculoskeletal imbalances often manifest as back pain, neck pain or as pain in other parts of the body. Manual therapy treatment focuses on restoring balance and correcting alignment. Once the balance has been restored, the body begins to heal itself. In this way, Osteopaths facilitate the natural healing process of the body. This is achieved by a combination of techniques such as neuromuscular, fascial.

is most commonly associated with musculoskeletal medicine - biomechanical back and neck pain, sport or work injuries, or other joint or muscle disorders. However, as manual therapy is a holistic form of healthcare which helps individuals improve or restore health and well being, there are many other reasons someone may visit an osteopath.

Some may come for rehabilitation, or injury management, assistance with general health problems or medical conditions, or wellness more generally.

Osteopaths treat people of any age, from children through to the elderly. Osteopathic treatment can be helpful for people in any situation - student, office worker, manual labourer and etc.

What can be treated with  soft manual therapy ?

Although associated mainly with the management of back and joint pains and sporting injuries, there are many other disorders for which osteopathy may be of benefit. A selection of conditions for which osteopathy may afford some relief is listed below:

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Joint pains

  • Sciatica

  • Neuralgia

  • Rheumatic pain

  • Frozen shoulder/shoulder pain and tennis elbow arising from assiciated musculoskeletal conditions of the neck and back

  • Chronic pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Postural problems

  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back

  • Sciatica 

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Tennis elbow

  • Muscle tension or spasm

  • After a workout or bodybuilding

Prices:

30 minutes - 30€

60 minutes - 50€