Oscillatory Osteoarticular Release
Oscillatory Osteoarticular Release (OAR) is a manual therapy technique used to address joint restrictions and promote joint mobility. It involves the application of gentle, oscillatory pressure to specific areas of the joint to mobilize the joint surfaces and improve joint function.
During an OAR treatment session, the therapist uses their hands or specialized tools to apply gentle pressure and movement to the joint in a specific direction. The technique may be repeated several times to achieve the desired effect.
OAR is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Joint pain and stiffness
Restricted range of motion
Chronic pain conditions
OAR is generally considered safe and non-invasive, but patients should always consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new treatment. It may not be appropriate for certain patients, such as those with joint instability or fractures. As with any manual therapy technique, there is a risk of injury if the technique is not performed correctly.