Hi, my name is Jane, I just wanted to introduce myself, I am the newest member of the team, here at You massage therapy. I hope see some of you, as I settle in. I bring a number of the skills to the team, I’m a registered osteopath, a sport and remedial massage therapist, a sports injury therapist and I have an extensive background in the health and fitness industry.
I just wanted to give you some information about myself and some of the treatments options that I have to offer;
Osteopathy is a system of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of health problems. We believe how your body moves influences how it functions, through a wide variety of manual therapy techniques. Korr (1978) described manual therapy as the “Application of an accurately determined and specifically directed manual force to the body, to improve mobility in areas; in joints, in connective tissue or in skeletal muscles”.
Although osteopaths are well known for treating all manner of back pain, osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals and can treat all areas of the body , through a variety of techniques that may or may not include joint manipulations, joint articulations, ( aimed at improving range of motion, by repeatedly changing the restriction of barrier, reducing joint stiffness, contractures and pain), muscle energy techniques, (using gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen musculature around a joint to improve function), traction techniques (to gently stretch joint surfaces, muscles and connective tissue), as well as using a variety of soft tissue or massage techniques.