Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic manual therapy that focuses on finding and treating the root causes of problems in order to guide the body to health. Osteopathic manual practitioners look at the person as a whole and an integration of all body systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive and nervous systems. Specific assessment and treatment with the use of osteopathic techniques can positively influence anatomy and physiology to help an individual achieve his/her goals.

 

Manual osteopathy is based on 4 basic principles:

  1. Each structure in the body supports the body’s functions. If a structure is damaged, out of place, or otherwise not working properly, the body will not function at its best.

  2. The natural flow of the body’s fluids – lymphatic, vascular, and neurological – must be preserved and maintained.

  3. The human body is the sum of its parts. Its physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive systems don’t work independently - they work in harmony.

  4. When the body has no restrictions, it has the inherent ability to heal itself.

 

When all the body’s components are in balance, a person is complete and in total health. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. For more information visit https://www.osteopathyontario.org 

 

Conditions

Here are some examples of conditions and problems that osteopathic manual practitioners can help treat.

Children’s Issues

  • colic

  • spitting up

  • sucking difficulty

  • delayed development

  • birth trauma

  • otitis media

Pain

  • neck pain

  • back pain

  • sciatica

  • headaches and migraines

  • jaw pain and TMJ syndromes

  • pain resulting from motor vehicle accidents

  • pain resulting from over-use and sports injuries

Systemic Problems

  • neurological syndromes

  • digestive disorders

  • genitourinary problems

  • chronic infectious disease

  • circulatory problems

Pregnancy Issues

  • back Pain

  • digestive upset

  • edema and swelling

Respiratory Illness

  • asthma

  • bronchitis

  • pleurisy

  • allergies

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

  • chronic ear infections

  • recurrent sore throats

  • frequent colds

  • glaucoma

  • sinusitis

  • tinnitus

Note: It is important that you speak with your medical doctor for the complete diagnosis of any medical condition.

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