All actors use their entire body to bring a dramatic role to expression. To manifest this drama training uses movement to educate the body. As a result of this enhanced physical awareness, actors can quickly become aware of movement restrictions or muscle tensions in their body. These restrictions can interfere with voice production and projection, or make it more difficult to “inhabit” part of the body to portray the physicality of a character.
Using a whole body approach, osteopaths will work with the actor to ensure that their physical functioning is optimal. A balance of controlled strength and flexibility will allow the actor the freedom to use their body to its full extent.