Osteopathy is the treatment of physical disfunction (pain, lack of movement) through the mobilization and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles and attachments.
An osteopath treats the body as a whole and will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to positively affect the body's skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. The session is full of hands-on treatment, much like a massage.
Osteopathy is great for chronic pain, and can help with issues such as scoliosis, low back and neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and general lack of mobility.
Treatments are done fully clothed so it is best to wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothes. In many cases, Osteopathy is covered by private insurance plans. Check your individual benefit plan to see if you are eligible.
Manual Osteopathy uses a variety of techniques to address imbalances in the body,
from a whole body perspective. This includes treating muscles, bones, joints and
fascia through the soft tissues of the body to achieve and maintain structural balance
and health. An Osteopath aims to restore the normal function and stability of the
joints to help the body heal itself. They use their hands to treat your body in a variety
of ways, using techniques that can feel like a mixture of massage, physio and
chiropractic, without any hard adjustments. Techniques are chosen based on the
individual patient and the symptoms they have reported.
Visceral Osteopathy involves the treatment of the body's organs, such as the liver,
stomach, intestines. Treatment of common disorders including sport injuries,
bloating, migraines and other headaches, bladder, bowel, and intestine problems,
and other symptoms can be relieved with visceral osteopathy.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a relatively new form of treatment that involves the
therapist performing assisted stretching techniques with a client on a treatment table
or floor. Fascial Stretch Therapy focuses on the fascia to achieve optimal flexibility,
strength, and freedom of movement. Fascia is the connective tissue which covers
your joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Changes to the fascia can
cause imbalances in strength, speed, flexibility, balance, and agility. Fascial Stretch
Therapy is a unique technique based on Ann & Chris Frederick’s Stretch-To-Win
system, designed to help the client increase Range of Motion.