Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that is non-invasive and geared toward helping the body self-heal & self-regulate. It involves gentle manipulations aimed to improve structural alignment & mobility. By removing stresses & strains from the framework of the body, the goal of Osteopathy is to liberate the proper flow of blood, lymph, and nerve impulses so that total body health can be fully optimized. Osteopathic manual practitioners use a range of treatments, including working with the soft tissues of the body (fascia and muscles) as well as with the joints, ligaments and bones. Treatments can include myofascial release, muscle energy, & cranial balancing.
Osteopathy can help with the following:
The musculoskeletal system: sprains, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, arthritis pain, scoliosis, pelvic pain, TMJ pain, etc.
The neurological system: sciatica, all types of neuralgia, etc.
The cardiovascular system: oedemas, venous congestion, heart palpitations, blood pressure issues, etc.
The digestive system: bloating, gas, gall bladder issues, colitis, constipation, indigestion, heartburn, etc.
The ENT and pulmonary systems: rhinitis, sinusitis, dizziness, headaches, migraines, bronchitis, asthma, etc.
The autonomic nervous system: depression, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, etc.
Trauma recovery: fractures, sprains, falls, car accidents, etc.
What you can expect in a visit: Initial Assessment (1 hour) During your first visit, you can expect a full assessment and health history intake followed by a treatment geared towards your body’s needs
Follow-up: follow up treatment time will vary, and in them your therapist will continue to work with you in guiding your body towards optimal health.