Osteopathic manual therapists believe abnormal function in one area of the body can cause symptoms to present elsewhere in the body. When there is balance, minimal stress exists but when the body becomes out of balance, stress from one area can be amplified to other areas.
Osteopathic treatment can help if you have:
- Back pain and/or sciatica
- Digestive and gastrointestinal symptoms
- Tendinitis and Arthritis
- A baby with symptoms such as colic, reflux, torticollis or birth trauma
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that focuses on the relationship between structure and function in the body.
Osteopathic manual therapists assess and treat disorders of the body that can be related to the pelvis, joints, muscles, organs, nervous systems or spine. Osteopathic practitioners perform light touch and small movements triggering the rebalance of the body. Over time, this tends to improve function, reduce pain and restore normal activity.
These therapists recognize the body’s natural ability to heal itself and seek to support that process by removing any obstacles that impede it. They may also suggest exercises and lifestyle changes to help the body’s own healing ability.
- Improved strength and mobility
- Reduced pain and dysfunction
- Return to activity
- Gain tools and strategies to maintain wellness
- Helping the body to heal
About 60 minutes
During this time your osteopathic practitioner will:
- Listen to your concerns and health history
- Do an in-depth assessment of your injury or pain
- Consider your body as a whole to determine the nature and cause of your pain or injury
- Discuss their findings with you and answer your questions
- Propose a treatment plan
In most cases, your osteopathic manual therapist will:
- Provide treatment
- Suggest a home exercise program
About 60 minutes
Your osteopathic practitioner will discuss your progress, answer your questions, provide treatment follow up on your home care program and adjust if necessary.
We take an empathetic approach to your care and always provide the most up-to-date information and resources. We want to help you on your journey to recovery.
Not sure where to start? Call 250-475-1522, ext 1. and our patient care coordinators will help.