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What is Ortho-Bionomy®?

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

Ortho-Bionomy® is gentle, non-invasive bodywork therapy that uses self-corrective reflexes, subtle movement and gentle compression to engage the structure of the body while affecting the nervous system. The client is fully clothed. Similar techniques can be found in “Myofascial Release”, Healing Touch and Cranial Sacral. What is it about Ortho-Bionomy® that feels like magic? It happens fast and WITHOUT PAIN. The techniques are subtle, working with the body and when people aren’t tuned into their body they may not even feel the tissue releases. When the spot on the body that hurts is pressed and held for 5-30seconds, released, then the same spot is pressed again and the pain has released. Why does the body have pain? When the body is out of balance, it tries to adapt, but during the process it may create patterns of even greater stress. Ortho-Bionomy® is NOT magic but science because it breaks the cycle of pain.

How does it work? Ortho-Bionomy® is based in science and it was developed by British-trained Osteopath by the name of Arthur Pauls in 1978. Arthur had a deep understanding of the body and how it functions. He discovered that working with the body's self-corrective mechanisms would provide release and re-organization to the body.

According to the British School of Osteopathy, "Osteopathy is a primary health care system, complementary to other medical practices. It is suitable for almost anyone and can contribute to the treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. Osteopaths primarily work through the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, mostly on muscles and joints, using holistic and patient-centered approaches. A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole, and contains self-healing mechanisms that can be utilized as part of the treatment. No part of the body works, or can be considered, in isolation."

Dr. Pauls, a genius who discovered Ortho-Bionomy, defined the term as "the correct application of the laws of life." Definitions: Ortho = Correct, Bio = Life, Nomy = A system of laws about a body of a particular field. Ortho-Bionomy® works "with" the human body and a way that is naturally correcting reflexes. Ortho-Bionomy® taps into the healing powers of our body and can heal itself!

What conditions can Ortho-Bionomy® help? According to the Society of Ortho-Bionomy® these conditions plus more can be addressed.

  • Ankle sprains

  • Back pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Circulation issues

  • Computer posture pain

  • Effects of traumatic events​​

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Foot and toe pain

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Headache or migraines

  • Insomnia

  • Knee pain

  • Limited flexibility

  • Neck pain​​

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • Stress

  • TMJ

  • Trauma

  • Whiplash

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