Jeanine's Specialties (excluding massage)
Manual Osteopathy was pioneered back in the late 1800’s by a physician, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. It is viewed more as a descriptive treatment rather than a prescriptive treatment. MOTs often look and assess the body as a whole. A MOT tries to identify what is called a lesion (an area of functional dysfunction). There are different modalities a MOT will use to treat the lesion including Muscle Energy Technique, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Cranial Sacral Therapy, and lymphatic drainage. An MOT only uses their hands and eyes to see and to treat the lesion.
A manual osteopathic treatment often involves the client comes wearing sport shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. The more skin we can see the easier it will be to determine misalignment located throughout the body. A client is often asked to move around or be involved in the treatment or assessment portion. Therefore, the client can be expected to be moving around a lot and as such the clothes stay on through the duration of the session. During the session it is common for the therapist to perform a general assessment, followed by a general treatment, then a more specific assessment, followed by a more specific treatment. If more than one area of the body is affected (for example, the sacrum and thoracic spine) it would be common for the therapist to treat the sacrum first and re-assess both the sacrum and the thoracic spine to see if the sacral adjustment corrected the spine as well. If not, the therapist will then correct the thoracic spine.
Sessions typically start at 60min. This allows the practitioner plenty of time for both assessment and treatment. The practitioner will try to identify the primary lesion and treat to fix that.
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