Osteopathy is based on FOUR main Principles

  1. The body is ONE complete unit of function.

  2. The body is self-healing and self-regulating.

  3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.

  4. Rational treatment is based on the above principles.

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Osteopathic Care

Osteopathic manual practitioners use an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and an integrative whole body approach, in order to diagnose and treat the body.

Mobility and Pain

Aches and pains felt in the soft tissues or joints can be helped with osteopathic manual therapy. Osteopathic manual therapy rebalances the body as a whole unit, improving body movement, posture and reducing pain.

 

Osteopathy is sought after to help manage issues including:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Muscular tension and spasm

  • Joint/tissue mobility & injury support

  • Postural imbalances

  • Scoliosis support

  • Nerve pain and dysfunction (Ex: Sciatic pain, Carpel Tunnel, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Radial/Ulnar nerve entrapment, etc )

  • TMJ issues

  • Headaches & Migraines & Sinus issues

Complete Body Support 

Osteopathic manual therapy approaches the body as a whole functioning unit.  Treatments address the musculoskeletal system but also consider the nervous system, fluid system, organ tissues and every unique patient’s health and life experience.

 

Osteopathy supports whole body health and can provide support for issues such as:

  • Circulatory issues

  • Painful periods

  • Digestive Issues and visceral support

  • Concussion relief

  • Stress & general wellbeing

  • And much more

Pregnancy care

During pregnancy the body undergoes many adaptive changes as baby grows.

 

Manual osteopathy releases joint and tissue restrictions to help give mothers relief from discomfort, and give a baby the best environment for development. 

 

Common reasons for osteopathic treatment during pregnancy are:

  • Hip, sacral, pubic and pelvic pain

  • Back and neck pain

  • Structural balance

  • Breathing restrictions and rib pain

  • Sciatic nerve pain

  • Fluid retention

  • Bladder issues 

  • Digestive issues

  • Postnatal rebalancing & breast feeding discomforts 

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Pediatric Care

Infant treatments gently unwind restrictions in a baby’s body that may have resulted from their growth environment and/or delivery.

 

Babies are commonly brought in for reasons such as:

  • Neck mobility restrictions 

  • Head shape concerns

  • Birth Trauma (shoulder, neck, head, bruising, swelling, wet nasal/lung sound after c-section)

  • Digestive issues (ex: reflux, vomiting, gas, constipation)

  • Feeding and latching issues

  • Unsettled and/or sleep issues

  • Chronic infections (to help with drainage and supply to the area, so that healing can happen quicker, for issues like ear infections, sinus congestion, throat infections, eye infections, etc.)

  • Always consult your medical doctor first

 

Children benefit from manual osteopathy as they grow and change over time.  Osteopathy works on gently mobilizing developing restrictions so that Children's bodies can work their best.

 

Common reasons for osteopathic treatment among children include postural issues, digestive problems and sports injuries.

*Only Veronique and Mark work with pediatric patients at the moment.

Work Desk

What does an osteopathic treatment look like?

  • ​ Treatment is hands-on and involves skilled manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues.  We are trained to understand your tolerances and we have the tools to tailor your treatment plan to your  individual needs.

  • Treatment is gentle and non-invasive

  • Treatments consist of  incorporating all  types of tissues, fascial, muscular, ligamentous, articular, bony, visceral & cranial. 

  • Different treatment approches can be used depending on the body's needs, once the practionner has assessed the tissues; from direct methods of treatment  including post-Isometric relaxation, fascial release and joint manipulation.  Indirect methods of treatments are also often used, cranio-sacral methods & visceral techniques. 

  • To find and treat the root cause of the disease is the object of treatment

  • An intensive health history form will be emailed to you prior to your initial appointment, and it will be reviewed at the appointment. This is to ensure safe treatment and a better understanding of  your body. 

  • No doctor referral is needed 

  • Members from the Ontario Osteopathic Association are highly recognised by the insurance industry. 

  • Osteopathy works with, not against other medical or health  professions. 

  • The frequency of your visits and the length of time it will take for my patients to notice improvements will vary from person to person. Every individual has a unique health journey, but most patients do feel a noticeable difference between 2-6 treatments  for  adults and 2-4 treatments for pediatric patients.

  • Please note that some patients may feel some tenderness up to 72hrs after the treatment

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Treatments

Initial Osteopathic Consult 

Price : $115-120 (+HST)
Length: 45 mins  to an 1hr
What to wear? something stretchy and confortable

* please fill your health history form ahead of time

Adult
Follow-up

Price$70-75 (+HST)
Length: 25 mins
Note: Over the age of 16

Children/Student
Follow-up

Price: $60-65 (+HST)
Length: 20-25 mins 
Note: Under the age of 16
An adult or gardian must be present for anyone under 18 years old

Pediatric
Follow-up

Price: $85 (+HST)
Length: 40-45 mins
*24 months and under
Note: Please bring baby blanket and favorite toys for distraction

About Osteopathy

Osteopathy was founded by an American, Andrew Taylor Still in 1874.

 

Osteopathy is a recognized form of manual therapy which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathic principles believe in the body’s ability to self-heal and regulate.

 

Osteopathic practitioners diagnose and treat using manipulation of the patient’s musculoskeletal system.  Treatment is gentle, non-invasive, build body stability and suitable for any age.

About the Founder

Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), was first a Methodist Minister, he was a Physician, served in the Union army, and was an Inventor. In 1874, he coined the term "Osteopathy", then he went on to open the first school of Osteopathy (ASO) in 1892 (now AT Still University) in Kirksville, Missouri.

 

Osteopathy, as it was founded in 1874, is based on an in-depth study of authentic human anatomy by a man with a mind equipped for mechanic understanding. He would see bones as support beams, muscles as activating forces, ligaments as cables, nerves as power supply, arteries as fuel and lubrication, veins and lymphatic vessels as effective waste management. He saw the body for what it is a "biological machine", but further more, he saw a self-sustaining biological machine. He reasoned that if life could be conceived, grow, sustain itself and heal for a large majority of the time, then there had to be obstacles that got in the way of these processes which conclude in illness. He then spent his time examining bodies, watching for disturbances in the natural processes. Quite rapidly, he realized that illness very often followed injury, be it traumatic injury or chronic injury.

 

"Andrew Taylor Still had been an MD for ten years when a devastating personal tragedy convinced him to stop prescribing the crude drugs of his day and seek a more effective method of medicine.

 

Believing there must be a better way to heal the sick than introducing toxic substances into the body, he embarked on a life long quest to decipher the riddles of health and disease, life and death. Combining the latest scientific knowledge with revolutionary intuition that the body innately contains all the remedies needed for curing, he developed a drugless method of healing effective across the whole disease spectrum."

 

​                             -At Still, From the dry bone to the living to the living man.  John Lewis

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