Traditional Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that focuses on restoring proper function to the entire body by ensuring the healthy interaction between the various tissues and systems of the body. Practitioners seek to address the cause of the pain or dysfunction, not just the area in which it presents, and are reliant on a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Manual Osteopathy utilizes a gentle hands-on approach that includes structural (bone and joint),
myofascial (muscle and fascia), visceral (organ), and cranial-sacral approaches to care. Traditional
Osteopathic philosophy demands that the body be addressed as an integrated unit, and as such the goal of treatment is to restore the natural, healthy integrated state of structures within, while respecting all components of the patient.
Osteopathic Manual Treatment can address all body systems and tissues to resolve the root cause of pain or dysfunction. It is safe, effective and gentle – a proven form of treatment for people of all ages and stages.
Manual Osteopathy Treatment Can Benefit Individuals With:
Headaches and Migraines
Muscle and Joint Pain
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Neck and Back Pain
TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw Pain)
Concussions, Cranial Injury and Strain
Experience the difference of Osteopathic Manual Treatment!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I wear?
Please wear or bring loose comfortable clothing (e.g. yoga/athletic apparel, shorts, t-shirt, etc.).
Is treatment painful?
Treatment is typically gentle and always respectful of your individual needs.
Insurance Coverage: Are treatments covered by extended health benefits?
Most Ontario insurance companies recognize the value of Osteopathic Manual Treatment. While care is generally covered under most extended health plans it is your responsibility to determine the extent of your coverage.
Please be aware that there are two distinct groups of health care professionals that practice osteopathic health care in Ontario: Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and Osteopathic Physicians (or simply, Osteopaths). Please note that in Ontario, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are not Osteopathic Physicians (who are graduates of an American medical school, and those practicing in Ontario are members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario).
For more information about Osteopathic Manual Practitioners please visit www.osteopathyontario.org.