Osteopathic therapy is defined as healthcare based on the principle of treating the body as a unit, the functions of which are interdependent. The patient is considered to be a balance of body, mind and spirit; the structure and function of these three parts are inter-related and capable of self regulation and healing.

Through years of research based on the above principles, Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT has created a technique for treating and often eliminating ailments of the body, awakening the mind and liberating the spirit in an extremely efficient, non-invasive manner.
Muscle energy
A hands-on procedure normalizing joint motion through the spine, rib cage, pelvis and appendages by using a technique of muscle contraction and relaxation. 

Strain-Counterstrain
Is a hands-on treatment (a type of "passive positional release") that attempts to alleviate muscle and connective tissue tightness by the use of very specific treatment positions held for 90 seconds.  During the procedure, the involved tissue is "slackened" causing a relaxation of the "spasm" which, in turn allows local areas of inflammation, trapped within the painful tissue, to dissipate.  Following this release, there is an immediate reduction of pain and tension in the involved tissue.  This relaxation can restore normal joint mobility and release other structures in the region that may have been compressed.

Passive prone technique
A hands-on therapy consisting of manipulation of the spinal joints to reverse the forces creating the malady.  This procedure is extremely gentle, allowing total release of the spinal column.

 
Joint mobilization
A manual therapy intervention involving a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint.  It is usually aimed at a "target" joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.  When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization. 

 
Cranial-Sacral therapy
Cranial osteopathy and cranial therapy are forms of bodywork or alternative therapy using the therapeutic touch to manipulate the joints of the cranium.  A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient's spine and pelvis.


Total body adjustment
A gentle range of motion and manipulation treatments of the spine and nervous system, total body adjustment can intervene and aid in disease prevention.  


Myofascial release (MFR)
Is an alternative medicine therapy that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.  As in most osteopathic therapies, it is a gentle, hands-on procedure.


Visceral manipulation  
At optimal health, the relationship between the organs (viscera) and structures of the body (bones, muscles, membranes and fasciae) remains stable despite the motion of the body.  Problems occur when one organ does not move in harmony with its surrounding viscera, due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement.  The discord works against all the body's organs and structures; producing fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around.  This chronic irritation spawns disease and dysfunction.

Visceral manipulation is gentle, hands-on therapy that maneuvers the body's visceral system (the heart, intestines, liver and other internal organs) to detect and diminish these abnormal points of tension throughout the body.  This specifically placed, gentle manual pressure is applied and encourages the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissue.

Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT uses his extensive, traditional osteopathic training to determine the rhythmic motions of the viscera, evaluating how abnormal forces interact and affect normal body functioning.


 
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