Osteopaths aim is to improve total health by treating and strengthening the body’s musculoskeletal framework so the entire body can function properly.
Osteopaths are trained to identify points of restriction or excessive strain in the body through touch. Using this finely tuned sense of palpation, the osteopath assesses the patient’s spine, joints, muscles and tendons.
What We Provide
While osteopaths work with the muscles, bones, and joints, to address specific problem, their goal is to improve the functioning of the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, positively affecting a wide range of possible health issues including:
- Back pain
- Arthritic pain
- Neck pain
- Muscle tears and pulls
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Hip, knee, and shoulder pain
- Ligament or tendon damage
- Pain during or following pregnancy
As with other healthcare practitioners, an osteopath may also ask for x-rays or blood tests to help in their diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
During a first meeting, your osteopath will ask questions about the condition or problem you want addressed as well as your general health. They will also do an examination, and then use gentle manual techniques to work with your body tissues to encourage the healing process.
The osteopath’s goal is not just the lessening of pain but also the promotion of sustained health and wellness.
Osteopath services are recognized by most private insurance companies and by the osteo approach given by a physiotherapist is covered by the SAAQ and CNESST.