Dr Bramati PhD, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, DO, ND Osteopath & Naturopath uses cranial, structural and visceral osteopathic techniques in a holistic manner, aiming to balance health. These techniques are low-invasive and may be used in all age groups.
Osteopathy is a distinctive system of manual diagnosis and treatment to help re-establish the body’s normal function1. The philosophy of osteopathy is to treat the whole person, not only specific symptoms, using gentle manipulative techniques to re-establish the normal balance and function of the body2. Osteopathic treatment may help to alleviate pain from injury and chronic conditions, as well as from joint, muscular and skeletal imbalances of the body3. It can safely be used on children4 and during pregnancy.5, 6
Please note that the research references below are pilot studies. There is a need for larger trials to confirm these findings.
1American Osteopathic Association guidelines for osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for patients with low back pain. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010 Nov;110(11):653-66. Clinical Guideline Subcommittee on Low Back Pain; American Osteopathic Association.
2Efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain in euhydrated and hypohydrated conditions: a randomized crossover trial.Parker J, Heinking KP, Kappler RE.J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 May;112(5):276-84
3Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Licciardone JC, Brimhall AK, King LN. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2005 Aug 4;6:43.
5Osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Licciardone JC, Buchanan S, Hensel KL, King HH, Fulda KG, Stoll ST. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan;202(1):43.e1-8.
6Osteopathic manipulative treatment in pregnant women. Lavelle JM. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Jun;112(6):343-6.
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