Osteopathic or normalization techniques – an indirect hands-on technique that aims to restore normal organ movement, fascia, blood vessel, and lymphatic vessel release. In situations where a direct technique such as chiropractic adjustment may not be appropriate at that time (ie trauma), it can improve patient outcome and potentially shorten healing time. These techniques are not painful, and tend to be well tolerated by our companion animals.
It was developed in the early nineteenth century, and is practiced today on both humans and animals. It can be used as either a stand-alone or adjunct therapy to laser treatment, acupuncture, pain management, chronic disease/inflammatory conditions, or trauma (injury vs surgery).