Osteopathy

To book an appointment with our osteopath, please call us at (416) 694-6767.

Osteopathy is a natural medical science that considers the human body a complete unit, an integrated system of structures and functions that are inter-related. Therefore, an abnormality in one structure may lead to abnormal function of the whole body, and vice versa. Additionally, the body has self-regulating abilities, and is possessive of the inherent potential to heal itself.

Osteopathic practitioners strive to combine and apply these keystone principles into facilitating comprehensive treatment that can help to restore functionality in an ailing individual. This is accomplished through a series of gentle and controlled manipulations that correct the imbalance of the structural elements of the body. For example, the practitioner can work on joint motion, muscles or fasciae to improve circulation, lymphatic drainage and nervous impulses that will lead to the restoration of the proper function of all body units. 

The Basics of an Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic treatment is based on abnormal musculoskeletal findings, which are known as somatic dysfunctions.

A somatic dysfunction is present when there are palpable asymmetries, restrictions or alterations in normal motions and/or tissue texture changes. Additionally, there may be areas with pain or other sensorial changes (tenderness).

The following approaches may be used by an Osteopathic practitioner:

  • Muscle Energy
  • Myofascial Release Techniques – Strain/Counterstrain
  • Functional Techniques
  • Visceral
  • Cranial Approaches
  • Cranial Sacral Approaches
  • Lymphatic drainage

What is the Treatment Effective For?

An Osteopathic treatment can help individuals suffering from:

  • Neck/back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Vertigo and TMJ
  • Arthritic/rheumatic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains, strains and bursitis
  • Shoulder, hip and foot pain
  • Stress (occupational and lifestyle)
  • Circulatory problems (hypertension)
  • Digestive problems (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Respiratory problems (asthma)
  • Common cold/flu
  • Fertility issues, pregnancy care and menstrual pain
  • Palliative care (cancer, post-surgical)
  • Childhood ailments (baby colic, disturbed sleep, social and learning difficulties

Fees for osteopathy are as follows:

  • First appointment is one hour and includes a 30 min assessment and 30 min treatment … $240
  • Follow up appointments are 30 min in duration and are $120

To book an appointment with our osteopath, please call us at (416) 694-6767