Osteopathy is a fusion of chiropractic and massage therapy techniques. First the muscular imbalance within the body is addressed and then the structure of the body is placed into a more optimal alignment.
Osteopathy treats not only the symptoms experienced, but also any compensatory structures or behaviours that keep pain coming back. Focusing on the source of the problem helps people achieve long lasting relief from stubborn pain.
All treatment plans are created using an evidence based approach to a specific pain complaint. Remedial exercise and appropriate stretches are given at the end of treatments to help maintain the results. Take control of chronic pain!
On the first visit, a complete health history will be taken in order to help locate the source of your pain complaint.
The health history includes any current or past injuries or conditions you may be experiencing, success of any previous treatments you may have had, and a review of your activities and hobbies.
Including range of motion and special orthopedic testing. The assessment is used to help gain objective information related to your complaint
Mobilizations are osteopathic techniques that help to reduce fixation within joint tissues and to improve joint health. They are similar to chiropractic adjustments, but much gentler and without the risk of damaging sensitive tissues around the neck and spine.
Muscles that have become dysfunctional are treated using a variety of soft tissue techniques:
Trigger point therapy is used to release "muscle knots" within tissue allowing muscles to achieve a more ideal resting tone. Trigger points are often responsible for a large portion of muscular pain complaints
Myofascial release is used to treat adhesions between muscle groups, improve range of motion, and reduce pain.
Specialized techniques are applied directly to the joint capsules to help reduce adhesions within joint tissue as well as treat conditions such as frozen shoulder.
After the treatment, A tailored set of exercises and stretches to maintain the results of the treatment are demonstrated for use in between treatments.
Manual Osteopathic care may be covered by your health benefits provider. Receipts are provided for submission to your health benefits company