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What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is “a natural therapy which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.” (CCO). Osteopathy is a gentle, hands-on therapy that can provide relief for a myriad of health conditions.
Osteopathy focuses on treating the whole body.
All your treatment time is spent directly with your Osteopath.
Who can benefit from Osteopathic Manual Treatment?
Osteopathic Manual Treatment is highly individualized, and everyone can benefit from its preventative and rehabilitative effects.
Osteopathy can help with:
- Neck, back, and other joint pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Jaw pain, occlusion problems
- Symptoms resulting from concussion
- Digestive issues
- Respiratory issues
Osteopaths treat all ages and many different conditions, however we see many patients who have plateaued with other treatments.
An Osteopathic Appointment
Your first appointment with an osteopathic manual therapist will consist of the following:
- A full history taking:
This entails a complete history taking of your previous and current health status.
- An examination:
The osteopathic manual therapist will perform a physical evaluation to determine your condition and ensure that you are safe to receive osteopathic manual treatment.
- Osteopathic manual therapists will assess the structures of your body for: mobility, position, vitality/quality of tissues and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Together, you and your osteopathic manual therapist will review the results of your physical examination and determine the appropriate treatment plan for you.
Be sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes such as shorts and a T-shirt, tank top or sports bra.
Osteopathy is a taxable service, and HST will be added to all treatment prices. Many insurance companies allow direct billing.