Cranial Osteopathy (Biodynamic Osteopathy) 

One treatment style we use at The Homebody Clinic is cranial osteopathy. After graduating from university, a cranial osteopath has completed further postgraduate courses in the area of ‘osteopathy in the cranial field’ or ‘biodynamics in the cranial field’ to give them the skills to diagnose and treat using cranial osteopathy. 

The word cranial doesn’t mean treatment is limited to the head, we are able to treat the whole body. We believe that optimal health occurs when the whole body is in balance and functioning as a whole. 

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive technique which reduces restrictions and allows the body to self-correct. This treatment style is well suited to patients who dislike or cannot have forceful manipulation techniques (such as patients with osteoporosis, the elderly or babies, or patients who are in a substantial amount of pain and may respond better with a gentler approach). 

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a subtle, whole-body motion that is present within all tissues. This subtle movement is called the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), or cranial mechanism. Throughout life we experience a range of stresses, including physical, emotional and nutritional stress which can produce a lasting strain pattern in the body. These strain patterns can disrupt the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), reducing the flexibility of muscles, ligaments and joints, affecting your ability to adapt to further stresses and predisposing you to injury. A cranial osteopath is trained to diagnose these strains and restore health and balance. 

Cranial Osteopathy (Biodynamic Osteopathy) 

  • One treatment style we use at The Homebody Clinic is cranial osteopathy. After graduating from university, a cranial osteopath has completed further postgraduate courses in the area of ‘osteopathy in the cranial field’ or ‘biodynamics in the cranial field’ to give them the skills to diagnose and treat using cranial osteopathy. 
  • The word cranial doesn’t mean treatment is limited to the head, we are able to treat the whole body. We believe that optimal health occurs when the whole body is in balance and functioning as a whole. 
  • Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive technique which reduces restrictions and allows the body to self-correct. This treatment style is well suited to patients who dislike or cannot have forceful manipulation techniques (such as patients with osteoporosis, the elderly or babies, or patients who are in a substantial amount of pain and may respond better with a gentler approach). 
  • Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a subtle, whole-body motion that is present within all tissues. This subtle movement is called the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), or cranial mechanism. Throughout life we experience a range of stresses, including physical, emotional and nutritional stress which can produce a lasting strain pattern in the body. These strain patterns can disrupt the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), reducing the flexibility of muscles, ligaments and joints, affecting your ability to adapt to further stresses and predisposing you to injury. A cranial osteopath is trained to diagnose these strains and restore health and balance.