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Meet the Thorax with Carolyn, Manual Osteopath

Breathing Sit still, take a deep breath and fill your rib cage. Now do it again and begin to notice where your air is moving. Is your rib cage expanding in the front and sides? What about the back? Are the sides equal? If expanding your rib cage is hard for you or you lack […]

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Visceral Manipulation – What you need to know with Carolyn Smith

Visceral Manipulation: What you need to know Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a manual therapy with the specific goal of encouraging normal tone and movements both within and between the internal organs, their connective tissue, and other structures of the body where normal motion has been impaired.   Why is motion of the organs so important? […]

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Stress Induced Body Pain, Carolyn Smith

This post brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn!   Physical stress (trauma) and emotional stress can both affect the human body Physical stress can be from a sports injury, work-place overuse, or as a result of poor postural habits. These stressors can damage tissues and heighten the pain response. Emotional stress triggers the […]

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Transition Sundays

This post is brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn!   Summer is around the corner and so are weekends full of vacations, weddings, and fun summer activities. Here are 6 tips to get you work-week ready after a big weekend of summer fun: Stretching You spent all weekend walking, dancing, swimming, golfing etc. […]

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Osteopathy 101: A Brief History

This post is brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn! Osteopathy was founded in the 1800’s by Andrew Taylor Still in the United States of America. The profession was developed as an alternative channel to unsophisticated, dangerous medical practitioners of that time. Frustrated with modern practices, A.T. Still created musculoskeletal manipulation methods to help […]