Osteopathy is considered a natural holistic medicine that aims to restore the functions of the body by treating restrictions and constrictions within the tissues that cause imbalances and pain within the body. Osteopathy is a natural, hands-on ,and holistic approach to healthcare practiced in more than 50 countries wworldwide The World Health Organization recognizes osteopathy as a distinct manual therapy that differs from other forms of treatment. It is based on extensive knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, patholgy and biomechanics. An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP) restores, maintains, improves and integrates the inter-related structures, systems and processes in order to improve the natural healing abilities of the body.
Each of our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have graduated from a 5 year training program which is recognized by all insurance companies who cover osteopathy. Prior to completing this exemplary training they were also regulated and registered health care professionals in Kinesiology or as RMT’s.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy offers a whole-body approach to the assessment and treatment of dysfunctions that exist within the body. This global osteopathic approach takes into account your full health history and evaluates the inter-relationships of past and current conditions, injuries, activities, postures, and much more to determine the best possible treatment interventions from infancy through adulthood.
The ability to detect minute modifications in the quality of the tissues is the assessment skill that allows the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner to prioritize a patient’s course of treatment. These tissue qualities include congestion, dehydration, scarring, stiffness, density, and loss of resilience, as well as motility, which is an infinitesimal movement inherent to all living tissues. It is this sensing of the quality of the tissue—in combination with the position, mobility, and vitality of the tissue—that allows the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner to determine the tissues or systems that need immediate attention.
Very often we see patients after they have tried many other approaches, and it is only after the whole picture of their health has finally been clearly investigated and taken into account that they are able to find relief.