Osteopathic techniques aim to restore the overall health of the patient, also called homeostasis.
They are organized into three domains :
The Musculoskeletal focuses on joints, bones, tendons and muscles. It represents the most commonly known techniques. Indeed they are the origin of osteopathy.
Their aim to restore the micro–movement structures, giving back the necessary amplitude for their well proper functioning.
The Visceral approach focuses on the five visceral major systems:
The osteopath ensures that there is no visceral adhesion between the several organs.
The cranial techniques aim to restore the proper expression of the Primary Respiratory Movement (PMR) which is fundamental for a general preserved health.
The osteopath shall check the cohesion of the cranial sutures and research densities indicating a stasis of fluid.