What are Osteopath Mobilization Techniques?

When it comes to addressing muscle dysfunction, osteopath mobilization techniques incorporate the utilization of joint-specific care. Typically performed by a manual osteopath, these techniques fall within the realm of manual therapy. Joints or articulations are commonly found at the ends of long bones.

How do Osteopath Mobilization Techniques Operate?

Manual osteopath employs passive movements within a small range, typically around 15-25% of the available joint play range. The bone is gently moved within a moderate range, reaching approximately 50% or half of the available joint play range.

Conditions Addressed by Osteopath Mobilization Techniques

In the realm of osteopathy, various conditions are frequently encountered, each requiring a tailored approach for effective treatment.

A prevalent musculoskeletal issue, osteopaths address lower back pain through a comprehensive assessment to identify underlying causes.

Stemming from factors like poor posture and muscle tension, neck pain and headaches are managed through gentle stretching, joint mobilization, and muscle release techniques.
Athletes with sports-related injuries receive osteopathic care involving hands-on techniques such as soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization. The approach aims to restore joint mobility and facilitate tissue healing. ​

Osteopaths adopt a multidimensional approach to manage joint conditions, employing gentle joint mobilization, soft tissue techniques, and lifestyle advice. Prescribed exercises focus on enhancing joint stability, range of motion, and muscle strength. Low-impact activities like swimming, cycling, and tai chi are often suggested to reduce joint stress while maintaining overall fitness.

Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain and pelvic girdle pain, are addressed with specialized care. Osteopaths utilize gentle techniques like pelvic and spinal adjustments and myofascial release to relieve discomfort. ​

Meet Our Manual Osteopaths

  • Manual Osteopath

    Vahid Shahrokhi is a Manual Osteopath serving in Evergreen Rehab & Wellness Langley and Coquitlam locations.

  • Acupuncturist/Manual Osteopath

    Ahyoung Choi is a registered Acupuncturist and TCM practitioner in Langley.

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