Got Pain? Osteopathy Can Help!

What is Osteopathy?

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.

The Missing Link

Osteopathy, Massage, Back Pain

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.

Evidence-based Treatments

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!

What to Expect

Intake

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. 

Assessment

 Including range of motion and special orthopedic testing. The assessment is  used to help gain objective information related to your complaint 

Mobilizations

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.

Soft Tissue Release

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.


Home Care

After the treatment, A tailored set of exercises and stretches to maintain the results of the treatment are demonstrated for use in between treatments.

Qualified Care

Manual Osteopathic care may be covered by your health benefits provider. Receipts are provided for submission to your health benefits company