Direct Osteopathic Techniques
Direct osteopathic techniques are a group of manual therapy techniques that involve more forceful, active manipulation of the affected area to restore normal function and reduce pain and dysfunction. These techniques typically involve the use of thrusts or rapid movements to move the affected joint or muscle.
Some examples of direct osteopathic techniques include:
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Indirect Osteopathic Techniques
Indirect osteopathy techniques refer to a group of manual therapy techniques that involve gentle, passive movements of the affected area, to promote relaxation, reduce tension, and improve overall function. Unlike direct techniques, which involve more forceful manipulation of the affected area, indirect techniques are typically gentler and less invasive. Some examples of indirect osteopathy techniques include:
- Functional technique: This technique involves gentle, passive movements of the affected joint or muscle to improve overall function and reduce tension.
- Balanced ligamentous tension: This technique involves gentle, passive movements of the affected joint, promoting balance and reducing tension in the ligaments surrounding the joint.
- Myofascial release: This technique involves gentle, sustained pressure and stretching of the affected muscle or fascia, to promote relaxation and reduce tension.
- Cranial Osteopathy: This technique involves gentle, passive movements of the bones in the skull and spine, intending to promote relaxation and reduce tension in the nervous system.
Direct vs Indirect Osteopathic Techniques
The choice of which osteopathic technique to use will depend on the patient's specific condition and needs, as well as the practitioner's training and experience. Direct techniques may be more appropriate for acute injuries or conditions that require a more immediate response, while indirect techniques may be more suitable for chronic conditions or for patients who are more sensitive to direct pressure.
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