- What is Manual Osteopathy:
Manual Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that looks at the body as a whole and understands the interconnectivity of all the systems. It is a therapy that can be of benefit for anyone who has had an injury, has limited range of motion, or has any discomfort.Osteoarticular techniques, fascial releases, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation are used to gently adjust muscles, soft tissues, bones, joint capsules, and internal organs into proper alignment. When the body is balanced, it is able to function properly and quickly heal itself.
All treatments are done with the client fully clothed and can be adjusted to the client’s capabilities based on age, range if motion, and acuity of injury. Manual Osteopathy can help increase your mobility and decrease your discomfort with long lasting results.
Jillian Dean, BSc, RTR, MO, is a recent graduate from the National Manual Osteopathic College. This 1884 hour Manual Osteopathy program teaches osteoarticular techniques to adjust bones and joint capsules, advanced fascia techniques to increase mobility and decrease discomfort in the connective tissue surrounding the muscles, craniosacral therapy to restore balance to the body’s natural rhythm and improve the flow of fluid surrounding the central nervous system, and visceral manipulation techniques to release restrictions in your abdomen and pelvis to encourage natural movement and function if your internal organs.
Previously Jillian graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Health Science. She went on to specialize in Radiography, Mammography, and Computed Tomography. While she enjoyed the science and technology involved in that career she wanted to be more involved in her patient’s recovery. So, after 7 years in Medical Imaging she left the diagnostic field and moved into the healing field.