During the course of your treatment, Heather can call upon a wide selection of skills and techniques, all of which are manual therapies learned through her extensive training both as a Master of Osteopathy and as a Bachelor of Science (Human Biology). For example:
Articulation - involves gently moving 2 joint surfaces after having carefully prepared the soft tissues around the treatment area.
Exercises and stretching - personalised plans are designed to help encourage movement and gain strength.
Functional - involves gentle movement of tissues in a way that relaxes barriers to encourage normal movement.
Manipulation (OMT) - involves hands-on care using the hands to move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, kneading, gentle pressure and resistance.
Muscle energy (MET) - involves a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion.
Postural assessments - the term posture is used to describe the relationships among various parts of the body, their anatomical arrangement and how well they do or do not fit together.
Soft Tissue Massage - used to evaluate the condition of tissues and to help the body’s fluids (such as blood and lymphatic fluid) flow smoothly. Keeping fluids flowing smoothly reduces harmful fluid retention and makes the body’s immune system more effective.
Strain & Counter Strain (CSC) - involves moving a muscle into a lengthened position (stretch) or shortened position (or anywhere in between) can release restrictions on the affected tissue.