Ortho-Bionomy, Simple Self Care

Ortho-Bionomy, Simple Self Care

Ortho-Bionomy is a holistic, non-forceful form of bodywork that is based in osteopathy. It is a re-education system that uses your body’s inherent self correcting reflexes to restore comfort and ease to your posture. Typically, this technique is used in a hands-on therapy session with a practitioner. Developed by osteopath Dr. Arthur L. Pauls, Ortho-Bionomy easily lends itself to self care. Self care exercises are often used by a client after a session in order to maintain the postural balance achieved during the treatment.

Ortho-Bionomy works through your proprioceptive nervous system. This is the “wiring” in your body that tells you where you are in relation to space. Various noninvasive techniques are used in a session to increase your body awareness and to illicit a healing response. One example of this is placing a body part in its most comfortable position. By slackening the surrounding soft tissue and adding the slightest amount of compression into the affected joint, your body reflexively responds by repositioning the joint. There is no manipulation used in this realignment.

The benefits of Ortho-Bionomy are many. It realigns structure, releases contracted muscles, eases fascia, increases the circulation of fluids, and restores one’s sense of ease and well being. Clients have found that this therapy can be beneficial for conditions such as discomfort from structural imbalances and compensatory patterns, backaches, headaches, injury and surgery recovery, scoliosis, restricted movement, TMJ, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, plantar fasciitis, asthma, stress, and more. Consult with your individual Registered Practitioner.

Ortho-Bionomy is an effective way to re-educate dysfunctional postural patterns. The easy self care exercises can be used by anybody to help restore pain free balance within their body.

Written by Rosa M. Rodriguez, LMT, MFA
Reg. Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy®


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