Musculoskeletal and Body-Based Practices

Musculoskeletal and body-based therapies treat various conditions through bodily manipulation. These therapies include Chiropractic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, and ROLFing.

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  • In Chiropractic Medicine the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the nervous system is seen as key to maintaining or restoring health. The main method for correcting this relationship is spinal manipulation. Chiropractors may also provide physical therapies, massage, or acupressure or recommend exercises or lifestyle changes. Learn more 
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  • Massage Therapy encompasses many different techniques. In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet. Learn more 
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  • Osteopathic Medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Read more 
  • Physical Therapy is the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training.
  • Rolfing … yes, it can hurt …
  • Rolfing is an alternative medical treatment marketed by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. The Institute states that Rolfing is a “holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organize(s) the whole body in gravity” Learn more