What is the Osteopathic Mechanical Link ?

What is the Osteopathic Mechanical Link ?

The Osteopathic Mechanical Link (also known as Mechanical Link or LMO) is an original osteopathic method developed as a result of over 40 years of research and clinical experience.  The concepts of the founder of Osteopathy, A.T. Still, were further explored to result in a modern and efficient way to practice.  Thanks to the collaboration of an entire team of French and foreign osteopaths, the Mechanical Link is now taught and practiced in several countries.

What is an osteopathic lesion ?

An osteopathic lesion may be defined as loss of elasticity in tissue, that is, abnormal resistance, or blockage, presented by a structure when tension is applied by the osteopath's hand. This structure may be an articulation, a muscle, a ligament, as well as a nerve, an artery, an organ, bone or skin.

What are the principles of the Mechanical Link ?

The osteopath will attempt to retrace the lesion pattern of a patient through a meticulous and exhaustive examination of the entire body.  Using very gentle pressure or traction tests, he will identify the different tissue fixations to diagnose those involved in the patient's complaint.

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

The Mechanical Link method is a global osteopathic approach addressing the entire human body, regardless of the presenting complaint or the age of the patient, while aiming to restore the general functional equilibrium of the patient.