Osteopathic treatment has been designed to work with the connection between all the systems of the body to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore health and vitality. The Osteopathic Manual Practitioner will assess the whole body and then apply gentle palpation skills to treat the root cause of dysfunction. Although treatment may be directed toward several specific areas, the effect of the treatment is often felt throughout the body. This is accomplished through gentle manipulations of the bones, muscles, ligaments, organs and fascia, the fine layer of tissue beneath the skin that binds organs and organ systems together. Correcting misalignments in the body not only improves the harmonious relationship between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, but has cascading effects that positively impact problems patients hadn’t originally connected to a misalignment issue.