The following video briefly explains and demonstrates the classical total body examination and treatment in osteopathic medicine.
Examination is made of all the body articulations for the presence of pain generating tissue as well as the possibility of a somatic component to disease, if present.
The body mechanics are considered to be working optimally when there is no strain on any of its parts and when it functions as an integrated and coordinated unit.
The attempt to encourage and restore these rhthmic, conjoint functions as illustrated in this video, may have a profound analgesic effect as well as neuro-endocrine-immune modulation.
Video published with the authorization of Mervyn Waldman