Osteopathy is a holistic, whole-body approach to healthcare. For a body to heal itself, it must have the ability to freely circulate all of its fluids and liquids. These fluids include the blood, lymph, synovial fluid, digestive juices cerebrospinal fluid, axoplasm and other cells. Any obstruction that impedes the circulation of fluids within the body is the focus of osteopathic assessment and treatment. It uses manual ‘hands-on’ techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics. The focus is on restoring health, rather than treating disease.
What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathic Manual Therapy embraces the theory that imbalances in the human structure affect the development and/or the maintenance of disease. Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing. We allow nature to do its job of removing obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissue. An Osteopathic Manual Therapist is able to determine the origin and effects of aging, trauma, and other experiences, and will create and administer a personalized treatment plan. Our role is to encourage self-healing through manual treatment.
Why Choose Osteopathy?
» Improve overall health and function naturally
» Improve circulation
» Increase joint mobility
» Improve digestive and respiratory function
What to expect in a treatment?
Your Osteopathic Practitioner will examine your health history in detail to understand the various factors contributing to your issues. They will complete a whole body assessment and focus on particular regions as required. They will assess the position, mobility and quality of certain tissues, fluids, and rhythms of the body. Treatment is a series of hands-on techniques to release tension, restore balance while integrating multiple systems of the body.
Osteopathic Manual Techniques and Treatment include:
» Body Adjustment
» Cranial and Visceral Techniques
» Facilitated Positional Release
» Myofascial Release
» Muscle Energy
Does my extended health cover it?
Most major providers of extended health insurance accept that Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are qualified providers. You must consult your specific plan for details.
*Information above taken from the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) website: www.ontarioosteopathy.com