Osteopathic Assessment

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Osteopathic Assessment : Listen with your body
Ever wondered why an osteopath can say a lot about you even though you just met? Do osteopath’s read your minds? What kind of assessments do osteopaths do? Why do we notice habits that even you do not notice?
Why can an osteopath tell a lot about you after your first session? Basically osteopaths in a sense listen to the body. We talk to the body in a way that we let the body talk to the osteopath but no we do not use words. Basically as I have said in one of the articles that the fascia is all around the body and it is the primary route of communication by an osteopath. As to how we do it we just see how the tension is on the fascia of the body and since the injured part since to guard itself the injured parts
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The curious thing is when we talk to the client and the client’s family we sometimes notice the family telling us that what we said was correct but the client himself would deny that certain personality quirk. As such we are not really looking into your brain or looking into your memories of what happened and it is not some sort of Jedi mind trick.
As to the kinds of assessments that an osteopath has to his disposal aside from the usual biomechanical methods. The usual assessments are as follows listening, arking, motility, mobility and fascial tugs. First things first what is listening? Just to be sure osteopathic listening is no way similar to auscultation. Listening is basically following the pull of gravity so as to now where the problem area of the body is and more than likely this leads to the main area of concern and not the symptomatic area. When I say that this leads to the problem area and not the symptomatic area, I mean it leads to the area that causes the symptoms of the problem as such it is sometimes way of the pain site. There are generally two kinds of listening we have the general ones and the local ones. They are all in principle the same technique just that
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