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Manual Therapy


OSTEOPATHY Osteopathy, or osteopathic medicine, is a form of alternative medicine that embraces the concept of the unity of structure and function of the body in health and disease. The osteopathic profession consists of various preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures designed to maintain or restore structural integrity and consequently ensure its physiological function.   Osteopathic treatment consists of a series of manual techniques and does not involve the use of machinery. Each treatment is unique and personalized for the individual patient and may include various techniques such as: Articular techniques Muscle energy techniques High-velocity low-amplitude (thrust) techniques Soft tissue techniques Functional techniques Craniosacral techniques Visceral manipulation The goals of osteopathic treatment include pain reduction, increased mobility, decreased body tensions, improved musculoskeletal function, disease prevention, and restoration of the body’s overall balance.   Physiotherapy or osteopathy? Physiotherapy and osteopathy are both medical disciplines that aim to improve patient health and well-being, but they have slightly different approaches and methodologies.   Physiotherapy is a paramedical discipline that focuses on rehabilitation and improving physical function through therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and other modalities.   Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine based on the philosophy that the body is capable of self-healing and that well-being depends on the balance between body structure (bones, muscles, connective tissues) and its function.   In summary, while physiotherapy primarily focuses on rehabilitation and physical therapy through a range of methods and modalities, osteopathy places greater emphasis on the structural and functional balance of the body, mainly using manual therapy to promote natural healing. Both disciplines can be complementary and used together to achieve optimal results in patient care. BOOK NOW

Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Orthopedic Manual Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy, also known by the acronym OMT, consists of: The analysis of the functions of the musculoskeletal system, including symptoms, mobility alterations, and tissue changes. The treatment of these conditions through a specific therapeutic approach, which includes manual techniques such as mobilizations and manipulations, and therapeutic exercises. Orthopedic Manual Therapy places particular emphasis on the scientific and clinical evidence of the techniques used. According to IFOMPT, the goals of this therapeutic approach are to alleviate pain symptoms and optimize the patient’s functional capabilities. BOOK NOW


POSTURAL REHABILITATION, LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE POSTURAL REHABILITATION The purpose of postural rehabilitation is to re-educate the body to maintain a more ergonomic, healthier posture that exposes it to fewer risk factors for the musculoskeletal system. Postural Gymnastics addresses all dysmorphisms of the musculoskeletal system, such as scoliosis, hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis, valgus knee, varus knee, flat feet, high arches, as well as painful conditions like back pain, low back pain, neck pain, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, cervicobrachialgia. Among the most treated subjects with this approach are adolescents with scoliosis problems (spinal dysmorphisms), but it should be noted that postural gymnastics is suitable for almost everyone and contraindicated for a few.   LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Manual lymphatic drainage is used in all cases where there is a slowing of lymphatic and venous circulation due to various causes. In practice, there is an indication whenever there is edema manifested by localized swelling and feelings of tension, heaviness, and discomfort. The purpose of manual lymphatic drainage is to encourage excess lymph fluid to move away from the swollen area so that it can be effectively reabsorbed. This is possible if the vessels are intact. If the vessels are damaged or malfunctioning, manual lymphatic drainage helps to “move” the fluids to other functioning areas to promote their reabsorption BOOK NOW