Osteopathic Mechanical Link

What is the Osteopathic Mechanical Link?



The Osteopathic Mechanical Link is an original osteopathic method developed over 30 years of research and clinical experience.  The concepts of the founder of Osteopathy, A.T. Still, were used to develop a modern and efficient practical approach.  As a result of the collaboration of an entire team of French and foreign osteopaths, the Osteopathic Mechanical Link is now taught and practiced in several countries.


What is the osteopathic lesion?


It may be defined as a restriction of mobility or elasticiy of a tissue, i.e. abnormal resistance or blockage of a structure when tension is applied by the osteopath.  This structure may be a joint, a muscle, a ligament, as well as a nerve, an artery, an organ, a bone, or skin.



What are the principles of the Osteopathic Mechanical Link?


The osteopath will retrace the lesional pattern of a patient through a detailed and complete examination of the entire body. Through very light pressure or traction tests, he will highlight the different tissue fixations to diagnose those that are involved in the patient's complaint.

The correction of the osteopathic lesions to be treated will then be performed through a simple and efficient technique that is comfortable and safe for the patient: the recoil.


The Mechanical Link method is a global osteopathic approach which addresses the entire human body, regardless of the complaint or the age of the person, aiming to reestablish the general functional balance of the patient.