DEFINITION OF OSTEOPATHY
Osteopathy or Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, is a form of Manual Therapy which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function. This means that the anatomy (tight muscles, poor posture, structural asymmetries) will influence how well the physiology (nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatic structures) works.
The goal of the Osteopathic Practitioner is to restore function and optimal mobility by addressing and removing obstructions and restrictions that impede the circulation of fluids in the body.
OSTEOPATHY: The new kid on the block?
Not exactly. Osteopathy has actually been around since the late 1800's. A lot of the "non-Swedish" massage techniques used by your Massage Therapist were developed by Osteopaths in the 1940"s. You may have heard some Osteopathic Practitioners saying they practice "classical" Osteopathy, or "traditional" Osteopathy. Other adjectives used include French, Cranial, or Visceral Osteopathy. When you go to school to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner we all learn the basics, the foundation of Osteopathy. After we graduate, we tend to develop our own style, identifying our strengths and bringing our own unique approach to the treatment.
If you're seeking a specific treatment for a visceral dysfunction or cranio-sacral therapy, then a Practitioner that specializes in that field is probably your best bet, but Osteopathy in general is a great place to start when looking to decrease stress and improve general health.
Below is a small list of conditions that can be improved with Osteopathic care:
• Back and neck pain, postural imbalances
• Joint pain
• Tingling, pain or weakness down arms or legs
• Hip and shoulder pain, including Sciatica and frozen shoulder
• Sports injuries
• Strains and sprains
• Constipation, bloating, and diarrhea
• Headaches and migraines
• Scar tissue
• TMJ and jaw-related pain
• Muscle tension and spasm
No additional Initial Assessment Fee
First visit is Assessment and Treatment- 60 MINUTES...$80
30 MINUTES...$60.00-Follow up visit
Please wear comfortable clothing for full movement and comfort i.e. no jeans or skirts
Many Extended Health Care packages provided by employers cover some of the cost of the treatment. It is not covered by OHIP.
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