OSTEOPATHY IN AURORA + MARKHAM!
Osteopathy, also known as osteopathic medicine, was founded by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician in the 19th century.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OMPs) provide a holistic approach to health and stresses the importance of the musculoskeletal system in a person’s health and well-being.
When the body’s musculoskeletal system is not properly aligned, it impacts the circulatory, lymphatic or nervous system function. When the body is not aligned properly, these systems to do function as they should which will impact body’s ability to heal itself.
The aim of treatment is to support the body’s self-healing capacity.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its interrelationships with other systems in the body, such as the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Osteopaths work from the framework that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, and they work to facilitate this process by identifying and treating any restrictions or dysfunctions in the body's structure and function.
Osteopaths use a range of manual techniques, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and spinal manipulation, to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore balance to the body. Osteopathy is often used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, as well as other conditions such as headaches, digestive problems, and respiratory issues.
Osteopathy is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment option that aims to promote optimal health and well-being by restoring the body's natural balance and function.
Who can benefit from osteopathy?
Osteopathy can benefit a wide range of individuals, from infants to seniors, who are experiencing a variety of health conditions. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal problems, such as back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, as well as other conditions such as headaches, digestive problems, and respiratory issues.
Osteopathy is beneficial for individuals who are looking to improve their overall health and well-being, as it aims to restore the body's natural balance and function. Osteopathy can also benefit individuals who have suffered injuries, such as sprains, strains, or fractures, as it can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Additionally, osteopathy can be useful for individuals who are dealing with chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome, as it can help to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
Ultimately, anyone who is seeking a non-invasive and drug-free approach to improve their health and well-being can benefit from osteopathy.
Our Markham & Aurora osteopaths can manage a range of conditions including:
- Neck and back pain
- Head, Spinal and postural issues
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Jaw pain (TMD/TMJ -temporomandibular joint)
- Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
- Pregnancy-related discomfort or complications (pre and post natal)
- Scarred tissue mobility (including C-sections)
- Sports injuries
- Visceral issues including digestive problems
- Respiratory and breathing issues
- Acute and chronic orthopaedic injuries
- Chronic pain
- IBS anddigestive problems
- Rehabilitative exercise programs
- Orthopaedic bracing
- and more!
Because osteopaths believe that there may be a musculoskeletal link in many conditions, osteopathy may also help with a wider range of disorders.
Meet our Osteopathy Team!
What you can expect from a Hands-on Osteopathic Treatment:
Using various manual assessment and techniques, osteopaths work to identify and ease restrictions, constrictions, and pain; reduce swelling; improve tissue mobility; and promote proper function and healing in people of all ages.
The #1 goal of the assessment is to find out WHY your issue is happening in the first place.
Once the CAUSE is determined, an osteopath focuses on your whole body, including the soft tissues (such as muscles, ligaments and tendons), the spine and nervous system, and may use a variety of different hands-on methods, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft tissue massage techniques
- Articulation – gentle rhythmic joint movements
- Stretching muscles and joint capsules
- Muscle energy techniques – encouraging muscles to work against resistance
- Visceral manipulation – gentle movement of the abdominal and pelvic areas.
- Craniosacral techniques
- Vestibular rehabilitation
After your Osteopathy Assessment, you will receive a customized careplan which may include an exercise plan, tools to support your recovery from home and a suggested timeline to return for your next treament.
As osteopathic techniques include a gentle approach, they can be suitable for many people, from the newborn to an older person, and for those with complex medical problems.
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Our osteopathic practitioners are specially trained and certified in Ontario to provide you with customized care and a full-body approach to wellness. Through osteopathic therapies, you can help your body heal itself and see improvement in all aspects of your body and health.
With osteopathic services in both Markham and Aurora, our team is happy to help you wherever is most convenient for you. To learn more about osteopathy and how it can benefit you, book a consultation today! We can’t wait to hear from you!