History and Techniques
Discovered and developed in the late 1900’s 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 osteopathy 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 to assess as well as treat) 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.
Osteopathic 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 restriction, 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.
Osteo Initial Assessment – 90 minutes $225
Osteo Follow-up session – 60 Minutes $135
Osteo Follow-up session – 90 minutes $200