By dembones, Apr 23 2013 03:25PM
Many people ask what is Cranial Osteopathy and how does it differ from just 'Osteopathy'.
In training, Osteopaths are taught a variety of treatment methods and techniques, ranging from the well known 'high velocity thrust' with its dramatic clicks, to the very gently applied methods used by so called 'cranial osteopaths'. Osteopaths vary their treatment methods depending on their own personal preference and individual patients' problems. Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of any stresses found throughout the body during examination, including the head. Cranial Osteopathy can be so gentle that often the patient feels very little, however the key with this type of treatment is the identification of specific areas of stress and dysfunction in the body, and the release of these specific areas. The beneficial effects can be far reaching and often unexpected because the aim of treatment is towards harmony and balance throughout the musculoskeletal system of the whole body.
Cranial osteopathy is particularly beneficial when treating babies, small children, the elderly and chronic stubborn problems that have not responded to other physical therapies. For further information please call Julie at the clinic.