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Osteodynamics targets the musculoskeletal system. It stands out among other approaches by the importance it gives to the bone. Taking into account the physiological torsion of the bone, along with the myofascial forces exerted on it (torsion-detorsion) gives a more accurate understanding of the need to position the bones in their normal axis prior to any mobilization or intervention on a suffering body.
Osteodynamics began to be taught in Quebec in the 2000s. The motor coordination of Piret and Béziers is the foundation of this approach, and is often cited in osteopathic academic institutions in regards of the relevance of movement analysis. The mechanical aspects of the psychomotor development of man contained in this book serve as a reference for this approach.
The purpose of osteodynamics is not only to relax or relieve tension, but to reprogram the proper use of the body so that it can move and get around with ease, while taking into account the typologies of each individual. Osteodynamics has proved itself in a clientele suffering from chronic pain, orthopedic conditions, and rheumatology due to uncoordinated movements or excess tension in muscle chains. This technique also helps relieve musculoskeletal disorders and muscle pain.
The therapist offers a table and oil free care, which means that the client stays dressed or can be in underwear. The care begins with an assessment of the level of tension in myofascial chains, thus allowing the therapist to better target his intervention by going back to the cause of the health problem. The pain region is not necessarily the source area of the problem.
Throughout the sessions, the client learns to use his body differently to avoid hurting himself, thanks to his feelings and the specific osteodynamic exercises. The therapist’s own body awareness allows him to be less tired and be more efficient in his work, for a minimum of effort.
Anyone wishing to receive an osteodynamic treatment must ensure that there is no medical diagnosis that could represent contraindications to this approach.Find a therapist