Antoine Depoux, DO (France), Master’s Level Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Antoine pursued his osteopathic education at École Supérieure d’Ostéopathie (ESO SUPOSTÉO Paris), where he completed a rigorous six years program that integrates academic studies and extensive clinical experience.

 École Supérieure d’Ostéopathie partners with universities, hospitals and the American Academy of Osteopathy. It adheres to the International Society of Osteopathy’s and World Health Organization’s standards of training and is regulated and accredited by France’s Ministry of Health.

 Antoine has been helping patients, including pregnant women, athletes, people with disabilities, as well as seniors, restore the balance to their bodies’ systems. He knows that these systems are not only inter-connected, but are impacted by our surroundings and life’s stresses and strains.

 Antoine’s post graduate research focused on understanding and treating pain following laparoscopic surgery. His continuing studies have included perinatal care for pregnant women and infants and scoliosis and posture as it relates to optometry, podiatry and ENT issues. He can address chronic pain, post-operative issue, degenerative neuropathy and many other health concerns. 

Antoine welcomes all patients and is interested in solving all health challenges.  He can discuss matters regarding your care in French, as well as English.

Antoine is a member of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. 

Osteopathic techniques, which involve refined and specific manual therapy based on the anatomical and physiological connections within the body, are applied to each patient in a unique way. They include:

  • – Musculoskeletal : working with joints and muscles
  • – Fascial : working with connective tissue systems
  • – Visceral : working with internal organs
  • – Cranial : working with bones, membranes and fluid systems within the brain

Osteopathy for adults ranges from illness prevention to the treatment of acute (short term) and chronic (long term) conditions. Following are example of conditions commonly treated with osteopathy:

  • – back, neck, shoulder, joint pain
  • – sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • – GIT disturbances (ex. IBS, constipation)
  • – menstrual pain and irregularity
  • – stress-induced health problems
  • – various neurological and auto-immune conditions 
  • – headaches and migraines
  • – fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • – acute trauma or injury
  • – unresolved long-term discomfort/pain
  • – sinusitis, TMJ
  • – environmental toxicities and Lyme 

OSTEOPATHY IN PREVENTION

By allowing the body to maintain its ability to self-regulate, osteopathy helps the patient preserve all its faculties of disease control. The osteopath can, in prevention, identify certain weak points in his patient that could potentially be sources of future injury or pain, or even obstacles to the mobility of the person’s tissues. Physical or emotional trauma may have left significant strains in patients’ tissues, without their awareness because they do not suffer or more. These traumas identified by the osteopath will be considered in the care. Preventive, osteopathy also allows the athlete a better physical and mental preparation. Thus, even without any symptoms, it is important to consult an osteopath at least once a year.

OSTEOPATHY AND PREGNANCY

During pregnancy, the pregnant woman undergoes physiological (hormonal) and mechanical changes (increased volume of the uterus, among others) to which the body must adapt. These transformations can lead to functional disorders (pain) or accentuate those already present before pregnancy, such as mechanical disorders (lower back pain, back pain, sciatica, pain in the sacrum, coccyx, etc.), digestive disorders (nausea, difficulty digesting). , gastro-oesophageal reflux, bloating, transit disorders …), circulatory disorders (heavy legs, hemorrhoids, headaches). The osteopath can intervene and accompany the future mother.

PEDIATRIC OSTEOPATHY

The osteopath can treat children as well as infants. Osteopathic treatments may be, for example, indicated in the following cases: digestive disorders (reflux, regurgitation, vomiting, constipation, colic …), sleep disorders, suction difficulties, torticollis, deformation of the skull, bad foot position, hip , arms, lachrymal canal blocked, rhinitis, repeated otitis. Indeed, whether it is trauma following the birth of the baby or disorders related to learning to walk by the child, osteopathy can be the right therapy to correct the sequelae and dysfunctions.

OSTEOPATHY AND SPORT

Depending on the sport, different parts of the body are often put to the test: hips, knees and ankles in football, neck, back and shoulders to surfing or golf, wrists to basket and the whole body to rugby! Snowshoe sports have their own problems related to asymmetry. Sports trauma can range from simple muscle pain to tearing, sprain to fracture. Depending on the importance of the trauma, osteopathy can act directly, or be a complementary therapy to medical, surgical or physiotherapy treatment. The majority of common sports injuries are not necessarily solved with time and rest, despite the disappearance of pain. To restore optimal mobility, the osteopath questions his patient on his antecedents and makes a general examination even after a sprained ankle. Better mobility of the body’s tissues will prevent certain stress injuries and, consequently, increase the athlete’s performance.

OSTEOPATHY FOR THE ELDERLY

With age, the mobility of the body can be reduced, causing instability and consequently falls. Osteopathy helps the elderly maintain balance, tone and vitality by acting on the mobility of the body. The limits of osteopathy are below the physical possibilities remaining for the elderly person (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis …). Osteopathy, through adapted techniques and a specific approach, will help the senior to maintain a state of health allowing him to maintain autonomy. Osteopathy is now very present, among seniors, in multi-disciplinary care teams in hospitals, clinics and retirement homes.

Call 416 579 9105 an appointment with Antione. He works with us on Thursdays and Saturdays. 

 

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