Osteopathy brings new insight and knowledge of how trauma, pressure and tension can build up and affect our ability to perform well.
THE HOW: The science of osteopathy is focused on listening to the health of a person’s body. Practitioners look at and feel how different forces in the body are interacting and then apply a system of manual therapy to release any abnormal tensions causing pain and problems. Each personalized session demands that we have skilled hands and optimal listening skills to identify and restore the sophisticated rhythms and structures in the body and where it is out of harmony. This is my passion, finding the root of a dysfunction, by looking at the body as whole, rather than being fixated on the symptom.
THE AHA: With my artistical background as a pianist and concertmaster in Moscow, this method of treatment completely resonated with me. When one note, key or instrument is out of tune or synch, the whole symphony and experience is affected.
A healthy force applied to the body strengthens us, invigorates us, it creates momentum and agility, whereas an unhealthy or compensating force overloads and overwhelms our anatomy and physiology. With any excess or insufficient force, we become less effective and efficient at self-correcting and healing. Over time, wear and tear, injury, overuse and stress the body begins to lose its ability to absorb shock. It does not bounce back like it should.
These “lesions” or stuck, sluggish areas left untreated can take its toll on our lives – we get stiff, sore, exhausted, and sick. When this happens, it can cause us to feel burdened and the obstacles of life can feel insurmountable It is essential that we move to stay healthy. We are designed to move pain free and with agility, to be naturally flexible and resilient, to feel strong and energetic.
MY CLIENTS: Osteopathy is for anyone and I enjoy the versatility and uniqueness every person brings. Everyone is intriguing, inspiring, and fun to work with.
My specialties are:
- working with children and infants. I have taken advanced courses in pediatrics to deal with any troubles that have showed up from the birthing process, sleeping positions and numerous other factors that affect your little one’s natural alignment that may be causing digestive upsets, excessive crying, difficulties feeding, development concerns and growing pains.
- For all you women and moms too I have extensive training in women’s heath dysfunctions to help the body cope with the physical, emotional demands of pregnancy, labour and delivery, menses, PMS, menopause pelvic floor “issues”
- Sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, accidents come on in, I did my thesis on non-specific low back pain. Let’s explore what’s causing yours!
- Last, but not least, I am also qualified in dealing with endocranial spasms, brain intestinal axis, concussion. TMJ and gastro-intestinal dysfunctions.
It is so unfortunate when these problems affect so many people in so many ways at every age and stage and they don’t have a solution. This is where I enjoy helping people rediscover your body again, at it’s best.
Let’s get started.