Osteopathic Practitioners do not diagnose or practice medicine.Always consult a physician for any disease concerns prior to exploring osteopathic manual therapies. Osteopathic practitioners use hands on techniques designed to alleviate tension and improve circulation and do not attempt to treat disease.
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“The osteopath is an engineer, a watchmaker of the organism, that evaluates and treats not only the causes of functional disorders,but also proactively verifies the essential parts of our physiology that govern balance and health of human beings”
Philippe Druelle, D.O (founder of the Canadian College of Osteopathy)
Osteopathic care has the objective to re-establish proper circulation by resolving tension patterns.
Dr. Andrew Taylor still described the Osteopath as an « engineer of the human body » utilizing his palpatory abilities to evaluate and treat patients.
Osteopathy as a science is based on the knowledge of interactions between systems and mechanisms that stabilize, produce and ensure the equilibrium of physiology and health. Since its beginnings in 1902 at the A.T. Still Research Institute, university research in Osteopathy has developed in many countries.
Osteopathy encompasses a philosophy of the Human Being. Concepts and principles stated by Andrew T. Still are still applicable to the development of a clinical methodology. Ever since the vey beginning, in 1874, osteopaths have globally taken into account the Human Being’s physical, mental, emotional, social and cultural components.
Treatment services include:
Myofascial Release – Hands-on approach to creating long lasting change in tissue and muscle that keeps the body in its pain pattern. Mobilizing fascia with friction release techniques will remove adhesions and scar tissue. Results include hydrating tissue and restoring range of motion. Perfect for issues such as IT band syndrome, Knee pain, and neck and shoulder tension.
Cranial Sacral – Ideal for post-traumatic stress. The techniques are gentle and very effective for resolving concussion residue, headaches, migraines, hormonal issues, and TMJ related pain. Used as a powerful integration tool pre- and post-treatments. Very relaxing, but the results can often travel through the body with a wave of change.
Visceral manipulation: Often motor vehicle accidents can affect the position of organs involved in the digestive system, respiratory system or even the urinary system. Visceral manipulation is a gentle way of addressing the internal fascial system that supports our various organs.