Manual osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that works on the bone structure and its surrounding tissues and joints to treat any pain or dysfunction within the body; osteopathic techniques stretch, strengthen, and relax these structures. A holistic (whole-body) approach targets and treats any imbalances within the body’s interconnected systems. The therapist uses a mix of mobilization, soft tissue, and muscle energy techniques (MET) to treat interrelated parts of the body. Manual osteopathy treatment is non-invasive and gentle; sessions focus on the patient’s personal needs.
- Low Back and Neck Pain
- Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Joint instabilities
- Restrictions in joint range of motion
- Wellness treatment (not billable to insurance)
- Migraines and Headaches
- Temporomandibular joint (Jaw) Dysfunction and pain
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Post Concussion Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Disk herniation
- Shoulder impingement
- Medial and later epicondylitis
What can you expect during your visit?
Initial assessment (1 hour): During your first visit, expect a full osteopathic history and assessment, followed by preliminary treatment to address your concerns and start working toward your goals.
Follow-up: During sequential visits, your treatment time will vary, and your therapist will continue to guide you toward your treatment goals.
What should you wear to your appointment?
Loose clothing or athletic wear allowing for body movement is ideal.
A change into a short-sleeved t-shirt or shorts may be suggested for access to an arm or a leg, which your therapist will recommend following your first treatment.
What else should you know about manual osteopathy?
Manual osteopathy is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal and joint complaints.
You may experience mild soreness or discomfort following treatment. This is a normal reaction to osteopathic techniques; this feeling is similar to muscle soreness after exercise. Symptoms should typically fade within 24 hours.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are not a regulated health profession in Canada but “osteopathic treatment for pain reduction” is accepted by most private insurance companies. Check with your insurance provider to determine the conditions for coverage.