Osteopathy is a manual therapy that emphasizes the complex relationship between the different parts of the human body to find and fix the cause(s) of the problem sometimes far from the area of complaint. The osteopath assesses and treats the patient as a whole unit only with hands-on manipulations that can involve muscles, joints, ligaments or fascias as well as organs, vessels, and nerves. All these manipulations are very precise and gentle always adapted to the current condition of the patient. That is why patients of all ages are welcome from babies to elderly and with different lifestyles such as athletes or computer workers. Your osteopath is also able to treat you during your pregnancy and after.
The common complaints treated are muscle and joint pain that could be acute or chronic like lower back pain or neck-to-knee pain. However, digestive issues and headaches are also a common complaint seen by osteopaths. Osteopathy has a very good result on the management of whiplash injuries and concussion and can help to decrease symptoms and increase recovery.
What happens during an osteopathic session?
There are four steps during the session:
Osteopathy and training:
Before starting to train, it is strongly recommended to consult our osteopath. He will assess your ability to move including quality and range of motion to detect which structures are not working properly and provide assistance and therapy to fix any concerns. Two original points will be assessed that are not include in a standard fitness assessment: your diaphragm mobility and the suppleness of you nerves.
Any inquiries about osteopathy, please feel free to contact our kind staff and they can help answer your questions. Osteopathy is included with most extended health benefit insurance plans, please check your policy.