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What is Ortho Bionomy®?

Ortho-Bionomy® is a gentle, non-invasive approach to alternative healing. It’s extremely adaptable and  based on one’s individual needs. Though the techniques originated decades ago, the work is progressive and has an innovative quality to it. The techniques can be used on both humans and animals. Ortho-Bionomy® can induce relief from aches, pain, or discomfort caused by a variety of injuries or diseases. Ortho-Bionomy® is a much calmer, and less intense method of bodywork than most are used to. The work may seem subtle at times, yet while working directly with the nervous system the results can be quite profound and long lasting.

The beauty of the work lies in the brilliance of your body.

Working with each system in the body in conjunction with all the others is clearly understated. Each and everyday practitioners and clients alike are amazed by the health-altering discoveries through Ortho-Bionomy®.

Life Altering Treatment

Ortho-Bionomy® addresses both the structural and neurological aspects of the body. That is why the sky is the limit as far as what can be effected. This work can impact your body, mind, and spirit. Because it originated through osteopathy, the initial technique was based on the thesis “structure governs function.” Through recent years research and application have opened the door to many other possibilities! The fact that practitioners can engage in and orchestrate healing through alternative perception is life-altering. 

The ability to be healthy and well is innate.

The ability to be healthy and well is innate. As a practitioner, we facilitate and encourage the healing process. Ortho-Bionomy® utilizes natural reflexes and responses to movement and change. It is a practitioners responsibility to carefully listen to the signals that naturally occur in the body. Self-correction is key, once the body understands what we are asking of it, it will automatically change and adapt. In doing so our hope is that the body will adopt a healthier, more comfortable sense of normal. 

What can Ortho-Bionomy® do for you?

Ortho-Bionomy® is a body modality that reinforces the body’s ability to access healing from within. As a practitioner, I will gently use techniques that encourage positive changes to take place. The goal is the restoration of health and to eliminate pain.

Ortho-Bionomy® can help with acute or chronic pain resulting from illness or injury:

  • Back issues

  • Neck issues ( whiplash )

  • Problems associated with scoliosis

  • Posture and balances

  • Shoulder tension

  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

  • Stress

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Eye problems, poor vision

  • Pinched nerves

  • Numbness

  • Sinus issues / allergies

  • Digestion problems

  • Infertility

  • Sprained ankle



Essentrics® draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the
strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing
principles of physiotherapy which create a pain-free body.

What is it like?

This dynamic workout will activate all your muscles, free your joints, and increase mobility.

Dynamic and easy to follow—our full body technique works through your muscle chains in order to liberate, empower and relieve them from tension in the process–making you feel more energetic.

What does it do?

Perfect for injury recovery and prevention, pain relief, stress release, and promoting healing.

Essentrics® dynamically combines strengthening and stretching to develop a strong, toned body with the complete ability of moving each joint and muscle freely, and with full range of motion.


“Yesterday evening, my L. foot and calf were numb. I did the body scan both lying on my back and standing up. I also looked in the Trigger Point book to see the anatomy pictures. Between those things, I did some OB on my piriformis and some places on my thigh, and especially on the abductor; longus, magnus and brevis. Doing
these things reduced the numbness by about 50%. Then I went to sleep and when I woke up, all of the numbness was gone!

Thanks again for teaching me self-care!”

Barb T.

“Good morning, Charity. I want to thank you for an incredibly healing and pain-relieving ortho-bionomy treatment Saturday afternoon. I am simply amazed at the relief, still to this morning, your treatment provided–especially for the pain behind my left shoulder blade and neck…which I didn’t even mention. I have shared my experience with friends and am so grateful for the experience.

With respect and gratitude”

Jan C.

Embracing Your Body’s Brilliance

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