Laser Health Solutions is not just a laser therapy clinic. Some of the most effective manual therapy techniques used by the therapists in our clinic are osteopath techniques. Osteopaths focus on four areas of therapy.
- Structural Imbalances. In our clinic, we find that many people require the osteopath techniques that assess and correct structural imbalances. These imbalances, which are found mostly in the pelvis and vertebrae, can lead to significant pain all along the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Structural imbalances can also lead to sciatica, knee pain and plantar fasciitis.
- Fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. Pain can result when fascia loses it flexibility, when adhesions form or it becomes inflamed. An osteopath uses specific techniques to loosen tight or adhered fascia in the body. Some of the more common areas where this may happen are the rotator cuff (shoulder), low back, elbow, ankle and foot. Our therapists also use cold laser therapy to treat inflammation of the fascia.
- Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral therapy is also provided in our clinic when appropriate. It is a very gentle palpation technique with the goal of balancing the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. This technique may be used when someone has cervical (neck) pain, ongoing symptoms from a motor vehicle accident or headaches.
- Visceral Work. Though this isn’t used in our clinic as much as the first 3 methods, visceral work can be beneficial for people suffering with internal organ issues such as gastrointestinal, liver and bladder complaints.
When laser therapy is used in conjunction with osteopath techniques, you are receiving a more complete treatment. If you have shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, low back pain and/or sciatica, neck pain, tennis elbow or knee pain, give the clinic a call to set up an appointment. 403-235-2737