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Manual Osteopathic Therapy (MOT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of imbalances in the structure and function of the body. This can be through the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, or the organ systems. MOT's will use their hands to make subtle and gentle adjustments to joints, organs, and other structures in order to bring the body back into alignment. When the structure is in alignment and able to move freely, there can be normal fluid flow, which allows for improved function and movement. By providing thorough assessment and treatment, MOT's can help promote the body's ability to heal itself.
During a treatment, the MOT will ask you to be wearing shorts and ladies will need to wear a sports bra. Your therapist will assess your entire body, paying attention to nerves, joints, fascia, the spine, and other structures in the body. The assessment is very gentle touch. A MOT treatment will consist of stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance movements, as well as craniosacral movements, visceral manipulation techniques, and myofascial remodeling techniques. Your therapist will also advise you of any exercises that will help in your treatment plan.
MOT can treat a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include:
MOT's can also detect conditions that are not treatable through manual osteopathy, and will refer patients to other health care providers.
Manual Osteopathy Therapy can be used as a corrective therapy, as well as preventative therapy. Because of this nature, treatments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
A 60-90 minute session
A 60 minute session