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You may find an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner or instructor by state or country, or if you know a member’s last name, you may search by last name. Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, and Instructors have completed the 500 hour practitioner training program and beyond. Members listed as Associates have completed 114 hours of the Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner training program and have been evaluated by an Ortho-Bionomy Instructor.
What is an Ortho-Bionomy session like?
Typically, Ortho-Bionomy sessions last approximately an hour. Comfortable, loose fitting clothing is suggested to allow full range of motion. The practitioner works with you to identify areas of discomfort, tension and pain as well as areas of comfort and ease of movement. Gentle movements, comfortable positioning, brief compressions and subtle contacts are used. No forceful movements or pressures are used.
Every Ortho-Bionomy session is specifically designed around your individual needs. Your practitioner will rely on your verbal feedback to find the techniques which best facilitate your body’s return to natural alignment. Typically, the relief of stress and tension lasts for days or longer after a session.
Your practitioner may suggest self-care release techniques you can do at home. These self-care techniques further aid in relieving pain, restoring function, and rebalancing the body.
What are the Benefits of Ortho-Bionomy? Can it Help with Chronic Pain?
Ortho-Bionomy helps people break the cycle of pain – without creating pain. It is very effective for recovering from injuries, surgery and stress. It aids the recovery by reducing muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility and range of movement, improving circulation and relaxing the entire body.
Pain tends to ease with Ortho-Bionomy. Educational movements may be taught to help perpetuate the release of tension and muscle contractions. The release of tension and stress in the body brings about the relief from pain and discomfort. Function, structural alignment, balance and overall well-being improve. These benefits generally continue after the session is finished.
Sometimes the body’s natural ability to remain balanced is short-circuited by stress, injury, accident, improper posture, emotional experiences or by overtaxing the body’s limits. When the body is out of balance, it adapts as well as it can, but in the process it may create patterns of even greater stress. The simplicity of Ortho-Bionomy means the practitioner and client may work together to re-educate dysfunctional patterns and restore normal functioning.
Whether looking for relief from specific discomfort or a safe and effective way to ease stress and promote relaxation, Ortho-Bionomy can be very beneficial. It can also work in conjunction with other healing systems. It is not a substitute for appropriate medical care, nutrition or exercise.
|“I came to Ortho-Bionomy with chronic pain from a car accident. After my first Ortho-Bionomy session, I got enough relief to get a good night’s sleep. After a series of sessions and self care exercises, my pain decreased significantly. The best part was how empowering it was to be so involved in my healing. Many times with bodywork, I felt like it was being done to me, but with Ortho-Bionomy this was not the case. I have continued receiving sessions and following up with self care at home, and continue to improve. Thank you.”