Why Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual therapy with the intention of restoring the normal function of the body

It is a method of evaluation and analysis of the musculoskeletal, fascia, visceral, circulatory, neurological and cranial systems. Osteopathy is a manual therapy with the intention of restoring the normal functions of the body. The Osteopathic Practitioner evaluates the body searching for  the causes of pain and the structural imbalances that may be the result of injury, trauma, illness, stress, and the chronicity of daily living.

Osteopathy supports the philosophy that the body has an natural ability to self regulate. This ability is maintained by the unimpeded circulation and integration of all the body’s systems, structures and fluids. The obstructions of these mechanisms are the focus of the osteopathic evaluation and treatment.

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What is treatment like?

In a typical treatment the Osteopathic Practitioner will begin with a brief interview of the patient. The interview lets the patient communicate the concerns for their health and the symptoms they are experiencing. This is  followed by a Osteopathic evaluation and treatment.

The Osteopathic practitioner will use their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and precision of gentle palpation to evaluate and treat the primary causes of dysfunction. The Osteopathic practitioner evaluates the position, mobility, and the quality of the motility of the tissues to determine a specific treatment plan.

The treatment plan will be directed towards restoring the body’s circulation, the mobility of  the different tissues, and the integration within all the systems of the living person. This encourages the self-regulation and healing process.

What are the benefits of Osteopathy?

Reduce Pain

Osteopathic treatment can be used to effectively reduce pain, and maintain proper function in a number of areas of your body.

Addresses Chronic pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, your osteopathic practitioner will use a through evaluation in order to understand the primary causes of chronicity  (compensation from apparently resolved previous injuries, surgeries, etc.).

Prevent Injury

If you are recovering from a trauma or acute condition then osteopathy can be used to reduce the injury from leaving a lasting effect and, providing reslience for the possibility of injury in the future.

We work with other practitioners to maintain optimum health

The osteopathic practitioners aim is to work in conjunction with your medical practitioner, dentist, podiatrist, naturopath or other health professional to maintain a broad spectrum of health.

Conditions that may benefit
from osteopathy

  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Repetitive occupational strains
  • Head Trauma and Concussions
  • Postural conditions
  • Sports injures and performance
  • Physical Trauma
  • Post surgery conditions
  • Muscular, joint stiffness, and pain.
  • Motor vehicle accident injury

Conditions that may benefit
from osteopathy

  • Upper respiratory conditions such as asthma and other respiratory ailments.
  • Symptoms associated with pregnancy i.e. back or pelvic pain
  • Menstrual symptoms
  • Symptoms with newborns and adolescents
  • Digestive disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Osteopathy Painful?

Rarely, osteopathy uses gentle palpation to evaluate and treat physical dysfunction.

Is it covered by my work’s health plan?

Most extended insurance plans cover all or a portion of osteopathic treatment. Please consult your broker if you are not sure.

Can my child be treated? How old do you have to be?

Yes, osteopathic treatment is suitable for all ages.

What sort of attire should I wear to my appointment?

We ask you to dress down. We prefer that you wear two pieces of clothing. Sports bra and shorts for women,  comfort style clothing, shorts for men, no denim.

Will I be sore after treatment?

There is a possibility that you can experience soreness after treatment. This generally happens after your first visit. The soreness should not last more than two days.

What happens if I am late or miss my appointment?

We have booked this time for you, and require 24 hours notice of the time of your appointment for cancellation or the full charge of the treatment will be charged.