Comprehensive Manual Therapy
Comprehensive Manual Therapy is a hands-on method of treatment whose purpose is to restore function in the body by finding and addressing the primary causes of pain and imbalance. There is an inextricable relationship between the structure and function of the body. The goal is to restore the position, mobility, and vitality to the structures of the body and allow it to return to a more natural, healthy state. Treatment can be directed toward health maintenance, helping resolve specific issues such as degenerative diseases, and enhancing athletic performance.
At the heart of this work is the philosophy that the body has the innate ability to regulate and heal itself. The key to this process is the unimpeded circulation of the body’s fluids. These vital liquids carry many of the body’s life-sustaining compounds, such as hormones, enzymes and their secretions, immune and anti-inflammatory factors, neural impulses, nutritional elements, and dissolved gases such as oxygen. They also serve as the medium for removing and excreting the bi-products of digestion and cellular respiration. When these processes are happening optimally the body has a much greater capacity for health and wellness.
Any impediment to the circulation of fluids within the body is the subject of assessment and treatment. The results of these impediments may be manifested locally in the body but frequently symptoms are experienced far from the site of the original event. For this reason, it is important to assess the whole body. Although treatment may be directed toward several specific areas, the effect of that treatment is often positively felt throughout the body.
Comprehensive Manual Therapy at BoulderBodyworks is based on Traditional Osteopathic Manual Therapy as taught at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario. Our practitioners are not licensed physicians or D.O.s and our practice of manual therapy is not meant to serve as an alternative to appropriate conventional medical treatment. Instead it is complementary to it. We welcome the opportunity to work with medical or allopathic health care providers.
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