What is orthomanual therapy?

In 1965 Dr. Sickesz laid the foundations for Orthomanual Therapy. She developed a unique method to correct misalignments of the spine and the pelvis. She pays attention to the individual misalignment of each vertebra and noticed that they followed specific patterns. A trauma in the past, an accident and even childbirth or sudden overload due to lifting heavy loads, could lead to misalignment of vertebrae. Misalignment of the spine can cause irritation of the nerves and muscles that control our posture, movement and the proper function of many organs and organ systems. This spinal misalignment (which may be caused by factors such as accidents, repetitive strain, lack of exercise, and poor posture) can lead to the symptoms of discomfort, pain and even disease which are a warning that the body is not functioning properly.

Orthomanual Therapy is a profession which specialises in diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions which are due to misalignments of joints, particularly those of the spine, and their effects on the function of various corresponding areas in the body. It focuses on how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

Orthomanual therapists use their fingers to adjust the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of misalignments are found, improving mobility and function and relieving pain. This treatment is known as adjustment.