What is Osteopathy?
Manual osteopathy is a gentle, holistic system of health care that focuses on treatment of the body’s structure, in order to optimize functions. While manual osteopathy is best known for pain relief from disorders such as low-back pain, neck pain, shoulder pains, headaches, sciatica, sporting injuries, etc., it also helps to optimize all of the body’s systems (including movement, digestion, sleep, and energy levels) manual osteopathy differentiates between symptoms (like pain) and the cause of those symptoms.
For example, a pain in your shoulder may be due to a problem in the shoulder, or the back, or the liver, or postural alignment.
Osteopathic Principles : The body is a unit. Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related. The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms. The body has the inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.
Is Osteopathy Covered By My Insurance?
Most extended health plans do have coverage for manual osteopathy. It is up to each client to find out if their plan has coverage. Please refer to our “About Us” page to see each practitioners association information.
How Many Treatments
And How Often ?
Everyone requires a different treatment plan and has different treatment goals, but here are some general rules-of-thumb:
Your life is greatly affected (sleep, work, movement, etc) – once/week
Uncomfortable but coping – once/2 weeks
Symptoms are minimal – once/3 weeks, then once/4 weeks
Long-term Health / Prevent Re-occurrence of Symptoms – once/4-8 weeks – until the underlying causes are removed as much as is possible
What Conditions Can Osteopathy Treat?
While Osteopathy is well known for treating:
Muscle and Joint Pains
Back and Hip Pain
It is also capable of helping people who suffer from Digestive Issues, Asthma, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Whiplash, Postural Problems, Urinary and Gynaecological Issues and more Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport.
Who Is Your Typical Client?
Our typical clients are people with pain, limited motions or athletic injuries. Our clients are ready to make changes in order to get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. Some of my clients have new pains or injuries for a variety of reasons, while others have chronic pain (in many cases for decades). Regardless, my clients are ready to work together to take control of their health.
What Does Therapeutic Laser Do?
We use a tool to send light impulses to a certain surface of your body. At that moment, cells who have photoacceptors (meaning that they will elicit a response to the impulse) start producing more energy.
This summarizes very well what is happening inside your body.
We use the tool to assist with: Muscle and Joint Pains Soft Tissue and Sport Injuries Arthritic Conditions Repetitive Stress Injuries Post Surgery We use the Laser Therapy to help accelerate your natural healing processes with our unique approach as well as reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
What Should I Expect During My Initial Visit?
An initial visit usually consists of a discussion of your issues motion testing manual therapy a discussion of findings a discussion of a treatment plans. Initial visits usually last about 55-60 minutes. During your treatment the practitioner will discuss with you a treatment plan and protocol to follow outside of the treatments in order to better your problem. Please bring clothes you would normally exercise in.
“Extremely friendly and helpful! Really appreciated the work she did on me to fix my hips! Highly recommend. Super convenient for anyone in the downtown core.”
— S. D’Urbano
I learned a great
“I was told by my cousin to go see an osteo. A day after searching on google, I got to see her after some scheduling adjustments. Speaking of her, from first impression, she’s great. You can sense the passion she has for her field and helping her patients. I learned a great deal from my visit. Looking forward to my next visit to see how where I’m at physically and to get more advice and knowledge from her.”
” I’ve had 3 sessions with Cheryl. She was really professional and super nice. She has demonstrated professionalism on several occasions with follow-ups.
Thank you again for this wonderful service. It’s a nice experience.”
— R. Abdalla
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