Manual Osteopathy is a patient-centered, hands-on approach to health that recognizes the body as a self-regulating unit in which function and structure interact with another. Manual Osteopathy is guided by principles of relating to the patient as a whole. A well-trained osteopath has detailed knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and biodynamics as well as a highly-skilled sense of touch. These skills help the practitioner in assessing and restoring balance between all body systems: musculo-skeletal (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia), cardiovascular (circulation and blood vessels), neurological (nervous system), cranial-sacral (cranial bones and their connection to the sacrum/tailbone), and visceral (organs). In health, the body seeks to maintain a balance within and between these systems.
By means of individually developed manual treatments, unrestricted mobility of all body structures is sought to support the natural healing process.
The osteopathic treatment is intelligent, gentle and painless. It is well suited for all ages.
The basic concept of osteopathy was discovered in 1874 by American Physician Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and is now practised worldwide as a successful treatment method and being further developed on a scientific basis.
About my approach
As a manual osteopathic practitioner I use various manual approaches to address the health of your connective tissue and therefore your health as a whole. My goal is not only to treat your complaints, but also to educate you on the mechanics of connective tissue and to make sure that you understand possible patterns of dysfunction and how your body is trying to deal with them.
To me, communication and trust between you and me is equally important as the application of therapeutic techniques. It is important that we understand each other as a team that tries to shine some light on your body’s complaints, instead of passively letting someone “fix” your body’s issues. My goal is to motivate you to take a look at your own life and gain responsibility in restoring and maintaining your own health.
Osteopathy is not magic, it rather is smartly applied anatomy, with a practitioner that can listen and pay attention to you and your body. In this respect, it can support your body to restore balance and health. Osteopathy has many benefits as well as limitations, which I am very well aware of. No health care practice is a “cure all” because we, as living human beings, are much too complex for a “one for all” generic approach.
Although you might suffer from the same condition as someone else, everybody responds differently to treatments. That holds true for all approaches of medicine. This is why I create a personalized approach that is tailored to your specific needs and your medical and physical condition. I will be honest with you if I see limitations that might be better treated with other forms of therapy.
As an individual, as well as a Manual Osteopath, I am always open to concerns and suggestions. I see my practice as a collective approach to your health, communicating and collaborating with other practitioners as needed. I highly value the work of all other health care professionals and strongly believe that only a collaborative approach to health is a truly holistic approach, covering all angles of being human.
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At your first visit we will take a complete review of your issues. A medical history form has to be completed. After talking about your aches, pains and complaints, some assessment will be needed to determine the course of the approach to get you better.
What you should bring:
- Comfortable clothing (i.e. comfy shorts, yoga pants or leggings)
- Results from MRI, CT, X-ray or other medical reports
- Notes from referring caregivers (Physician, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Athletic Therapist, OT, etc.)
- IF YOU BRING AN INFANT OR YOUNG CHILD, please bring their favourite book, toy, blanket, etc.
The frequency of treatments is based on findings from the initial treatment. Adequate time (min. 2 weeks) is allotted between each treatment, allowing your body to integrate the changes made. Generally, you should start seeing changes after 2-3 treatments.
Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
Feel free to download a patient history form here:
Your first appointment
Fees & Payments
SPRING PROMOTION $110 (incl. 5% GST)
All treatments are regularly priced at $120.
Your treatment will last between 50-70 minutes.
Preferred forms of payment:
You can also pay with a personal cheque, e-Transfer and debit card.
Please send e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can cancel your appointment online, by phone, e-mail or in person 24 hours prior to your treatment. Failing this 24-hour-cancellation notice may result in a 50% fee. Missed appointments without notice will be charged the full treatment price. This fee is to be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment. Consideration will be given upon circumstance.
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