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Osteopathy Kelowna

Osteopathic Practitioners are extensively trained in the human sciences, the interrelationships of all bodily systems and the art of assisting alignment, organic function, neurovascular health, and circulation of all body fluids. Our approach is unique because we combine a detailed knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, with the philosophy of osteopathic healthcare. We aim to find the root cause of your pain and not just treat the symptoms.

An Osteopathic Practitioner views the body as a whole functioning unit. Osteopathic practitioners appreciate that the body has the potential to heal itself, and we are trained to assist in optimizing this potential using a wide variety of manual techniques. We focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs work with each other.

Osteopathy is a safe and effective patient-centred manual therapy which works in combination with the individual’s own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore balance and optimal health. It works with the understanding that the way the body is able to function is inseparable from the way it is structured. All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health and the osteopathic approach is able to address the person as a whole to improve not only structure and therefore function but overall health and well-being.

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Osteopathic Practitioners

Osteopathic Practitioners support the body’s ability to restore and maintain health by using skilled palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs.

The World Health Organization, in its 2010 report on Osteopathy, recognized osteopathy as distinct from other healthcare professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed.

We also offer direct billing to most major insurance companies as well as ICBC. Please see our direct billing page for more information.

History and Techniques

Discovered and developed in the late 1900s by American physician Dr. Andrew Still, osteopathy is a holistic approach which seeks to remove obstructions to the body’s innate self-regulating abilities.

What makes osteopathic manual therapy unique is the highly refined sense of palpation which the practitioner develops over many years and uses, along with biomechanical analysis and other tests and techniques, to assess and treat the whole body.


Manual Osteopathy, as practiced in Canada by manual osteopathic practitioners, is a type of manual therapy (meaning we use our hands for the initial body assessment as well as during personalized treatment) which aims to restore optimal function in the body. This goal is achieved by the use of the manual osteopath’s highly refined sense of touch that is developed over many years of training.

Osteopathy can help with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Joint pain and Joint mobilization
  • Shoulder pain
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Muscle tension

Osteopathic Treatments/Techniques Offered:

Craniosacral Therapy – addresses the vitality and mobility of the dural membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which nourish and protect the brain and spinal cord and influence nutrient exchange at a cellular level throughout the entire body.

Myofascial Release Techniques – treats restrictions of the muscles, fascia and connective tissues, normalizing these important structural tissues.

Osteoarticulations – gentle manipulation of joints through muscle energy techniques (MET) and specific articulation techniques (SAT) which relieves restrictions, corrects malalignments, and restores proper motion.

Visceral Manipulation – gentle but direct work to the organs and viscera and their ligamentous/ fascial attachments to relieve pain and improve function.

Lymphatic – on special request only or as required. Not a stand-alone.

Treatment Types:

Osteo Initial Assessment – 90 minutes $225

Osteo Follow-up session – 60 Minutes $140

Osteo Follow-up session – 90 minutes $210

Insurance Companies

Manual Osteopathic Therapists are members with the CMMOTA. Some patients will have billing privileges with the following insurance companies where they have manual osteopathic coverage:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Saskatchewan Blue Cross
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Manitoba Blue Cross
  • Manulife
  • Greenshield
  • Equitable
  • Sunlife
  • Desjardin Insurance
  • The Co-Operators
  • Johnston Group
  • Chamber of Commerce Insurance
  • Maximum Benefits
  • Claimxchange
  • Group Medical Services (GMS)
  • Equitable Life
  • NexGenRX (direct billed on claimXchange)
  • Empire Life
  • Canadian Benefit Providers


Enhance Your Appearance with Confidence through Osteoaesthetics

A holistic approach is employed to maintain the body’s natural beauty and functionality, without resorting to toxic or invasive methods. The focus is on nurturing the body’s internal workings, enhancing the function and well-being of all organ systems.

Osteoaesthetics, as the name suggests, is an innovative approach that combines the principles of osteopathy and aesthetics. While traditional aesthetic treatments focus solely on improving the appearance of the skin through topical therapies, osteoaesthetics takes it a step further by aiming to enhance inner body function, which in turn leads to an improved external appearance. It’s important to recognize that the face is not separate from the rest of the body; they are interconnected in a complex web of physiological and structural relationships. 

When we take a holistic approach to facial care, we are not just treating the surface, but addressing the entire body as well. By promoting harmony and alignment within the body, osteoaesthetics activates the natural rejuvenative capacity, effectively slowing down the aging process. This comprehensive approach recognizes that true beauty comes from within and that by optimizing the body’s internal balance, we can achieve long-lasting and truly transformative results. Through osteoaesthetics, we unlock the potential for a more radiant and healthy appearance, as well as an overall sense of well-being. By considering the intricate connections between our physical and aesthetic selves, we can achieve a deeper level of beauty that goes beyond skindeep. So, if you’re looking for a comprehensive and integrative approach to enhance your natural beauty, osteoaesthetics might just be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Let’s take puffy eyes (eye bags) as an example. The aesthetic approach focuses on the eye area directly using topical treatments, therapies like laser resurfacing, fillers, and, as a last resort, surgery. On the other hand, osteoaesthetics views puffy eyes as a visible symptom of underlying changes in the body. It could indicate poor kidney function or obstruction hindering fluid flow, leading to accumulation in various areas, including the eyes. Osteoaesthetics aims to identify internal imbalances and address the root cause of symptoms, such as eye bags.


By utilizing osteopathic principles, a comprehensive assessment of the entire body is conducted, step by step. This includes evaluating the functionality of the musculoskeletal system, visceral organs, neuromuscular system, and peripheral vascular system. The aim is to identify the root causes of both aesthetic and health concerns. Based on the client’s specific issues and problem areas identified during the assessment, a range of manual therapy techniques are employed, targeting muscles, ligaments, fascia, and bones.



Experience the Benefits of Normatec: Advanced Compression and Massage Therapy for Enhanced Wellness and Performance

Science is deeply ingrained in our DNA! Normatec, a groundbreaking wellness solution, was brought to life by the brilliant minds of an MD and a PhD. It has been fine-tuned with valuable insights from elite athletes and sports medicine experts. Get ready to bid farewell to achy muscles and welcome a whole new level of wellness with Normatec. 

This incredible system offers a rapid warm-up, accelerates recovery, and provides complete rejuvenation through its revitalizing massage. Conquer sore muscles like a true champion! Normatec delivers the ultimate massage experience, proven to enhance lymphatic drainage, relieve pain and soreness, and improve your overall quality of life. 

With Normatec’s advanced compression therapy, every inch of your body receives the attention it deserves, amplifying circulation and benefiting your muscles, joints, and overall flexibility. Feel revitalized, agile, and ready to conquer the world! Let Normatec become your secret weapon to unlock your true potential and elevate your performance to new heights. Experience the transformative power of Normatec and live life to the fullest!! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Normatec?

Normatec’s advanced compression and massage therapy system can help improve your overall wellness by amplifying circulation, reducing muscle soreness and joint pain, promoting lymphatic drainage, relieving stress, improving body flexibility and agility, and increasing physical performance.

What kind of compression does Normatec use?

Normatec utilizes dynamic, sequential compression massage therapy to maximize circulation and lymphatic drainage. This type of massage technique has been proven effective in improving athletic performance and reducing muscle soreness.

Can I use Normatec if I have a medical condition?

Normatec’s massage therapy is generally safe and effective for everyone. However, if you have a medical condition, we always recommend consulting your physician before using Normatec to ensure it’s the right fit for you. 

30 min -$50 

“Limited Time:” 15 min COMPLEMENTARY Normatec Trial


You may have encountered osteopathy as a solution for back and posture difficulties. It’s a hands-on technique that stretches muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues while manipulating joints to ensure seamless function. Did you know these same principles can be applied to your neck and head through a technique called cranial osteopathy?

Understanding Cranial Osteopathy 

Cranial osteopathy is a special form of osteopathy involving gentle manipulation of your head and spine. It aims to balance the forces within our body. Our experienced practitioners use their hands to delicately mobilise your neck and cranium, releasing any pent-up stress or tension. Its gentle nature makes cranial osteopathy suitable for everyone, from little ones to adults. 

The Magic Behind Cranial Osteopathy 

Our osteopaths tap into their skills and years of experience to recognise subtle rhythmic movements in your body, referred to as ‘Cranial Rhythms’. These involuntary movements help our osteopaths identify altered movement patterns, stress points, or strains within your body. 

What to Expect from Cranial Osteopathy 

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, relaxing, and non-intrusive technique. During the process, you may feel your tension and discomfort easing or completely disappearing. Some clients report little sensation during the procedure but notice significant improvements afterwards. The deeply soothing nature of the treatment may even lull you to sleep! 

The Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy 

Many of our clients report improved sleep quality and patterns, as well as a general increase in well-being after cranial osteopathy sessions. While there’s no concrete scientific evidence linking cranial osteopathy to the treatment of migraines or tinnitus in adults, many find that the relaxation it provides helps create a positive outcome for these conditions.

Cranial osteopathy is a safe and gentle technique, suitable for people of all ages. It can provide us with relief from physical and mental tension, which in turn helps us to feel more relaxed and energised so we can tackle the day ahead. So if you’re looking for a natural solution to better manage your stress levels, why not give cranial osteopathy a try? You just might be surprised by the positive results!


Cranialosteopathy- Massage: A Natural Answer to Stress and Anxiety


Are you looking for a natural, non-invasive way to manage stress and anxiety? Cranial massage may be the answer. It’s an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to provide relief from physical pain and emotional distress. 

Cranial massage is a form of bodywork therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the head, neck, and other parts of the body. This type of massage has been found to be beneficial for alleviating tension headaches, managing anxiety and depression, reducing stress levels, improving posture and muscle tone, and providing relief from chronic pain. 

The goal of cranial massage is to stimulate the release of endorphins, hormones responsible for feelings of pleasure and relaxation. This can help reduce the physical and emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during a session?

During a session, you may be asked to lie down on a flat surface or in an upright position. Your therapist will use light to moderate pressure to massage the different areas of your head, neck, and shoulders. You may also be asked to perform gentle stretching exercises or deep breathing techniques.

How long does a session last?

A typical session usually lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. However, the duration of each session will depend on the intensity of the massage and your individual needs.

Is cranial massage safe?

Yes. Cranial massage is generally considered to be a safe practice, especially when performed by a qualified professional. It’s important to keep in mind that it may not be suitable for everyone, so you should always consult with your doctor or our practitioner before trying this type of therapy. 

Cranialosteopathy is a natural way to manage stress and anxiety that has many benefits. If you’re looking for relief from the physical and emotional symptoms of stress, give this therapy a try! 

Ready to start reaping the rewards? Book an appointment with a trained cranialosteopath today and experience the restorative power of touch. 

PRICING: 30min $70+GST 


Harness the power of long-term injury solutions when conventional treatments fall short. Embrace a new approach for lasting relief and recovery. 

Experience non-invasive pain relief with the revolutionary technique of shockwave therapy.

What is Shock wave? Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) offers a remarkable healing approach. With a handheld device emitting high-energy sound waves, also known as pressure waves, it’s like a gentle massage for your injured tissue. These mechanical shockwaves trigger the body’s natural healing processes, inducing an inflammation-like response that promotes blood circulation and metabolism. The result? Enhanced cell regeneration and accelerated healing. And that’s not all! Shockwave Therapy can even help reduce calcifications and improve pain levels and range of motion in individuals with frozen shoulder. It’s a game-changer for pain relief and healing! 

What conditions can be treated with shockwave therapy? 

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles tendinopathy 
  • Tennis elbow 
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis 
  • Patellar tendinopathy 
  • Shin splints 
  • Hip bursitis 
  • Stress fractures

It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if shockwave therapy is appropriate for your specific condition. 

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have been dealing with long-term injuries that have not improved with conventional treatments, you may have considered steroid injections or surgery. However, there is another option to explore: Shockwave Therapy. This innovative treatment offers hope and potential for those who have not found success with other therapies.

Is shockwave therapy painful?

During the treatment, some patients may experience mild discomfort or a tingling sensation. However, the intensity can be adjusted to ensure a tolerable and effective treatment session.

How many sessions of shockwave therapy are needed?

The number of shockwave therapy sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated. Typically, a series of 3-6 sessions, spaced a week or two apart, are recommended to achieve optimal results.

PRICING: $85/1, 3/$220, 5/$350 + GST 


Shockwave: $85/1, 3/$220, 5/$350 + GST 

Complete Manual Osteopathy Package Assessment and Subsequent Appointments: 

$430 + GST 

Package offering that includes: 90 min Manual Osteopathy Assessment, and 2 x 60 min Subsequent Manual Osteopathy appointments. 

Package Perfection: Unveiling the Ultimate All-in-One Solution: 

$370 + GST 

Package offering that includes 90 min Manual Osteopathy Assessment, 60 min Subsequent follow-up, 20 min trial of Normatec compression with a 30 min. Craniotherapy massage.

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