Relieve Your Pain With Gentle Corrections.
Osteopathy is a system of medicine that assesses the whole body to diagnosis and treat illness or injury. It uses a gentle hands-on approach to assess subtleties in tissue quality, mobility and position in order to determine the underlying cause of pain and imbalance.
Osteopathy reaches far beyond just muscle, fascia, the spine and joints. Osteopathy takes a very comprehensive look at the entire body on many levels of possible dysfunction and pulls it all together using gentle, effective and finely trained manual therapies to address the underlying structural imbalances.
The osteopath uses different stretching and mobilizing techniques to address the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscle, soft tissue, connective tissue and internal organs. Osteopathic treatment helps to mobilize bones and joints, release muscle and facial tensions, enhance optimal blood, lymphatic, and nervous supply to tissues and restore your body’s natural healing mechanism.
Osteopathy is based on 4 founding principles:
The rule of the artery is absolute.
Blood circulation to tissues is of paramount importance. Blood is the life fluid of the body. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore optimal circulation to all tissues.
The body is a functional unit.
Body parts do not function independently from the rest, they functions together as a unit. Thus dysfunction in one area of the body can ultimately create dysfunction elsewhere. Osteopathy uses this principle when assessing and treating the body.
The body regulates itself.
The body has an innate ability to self-regulate and heal itself. Osteopathy aims to restore and promote the body’s natural ability to auto-regulate.
Structure governs function.
If the structure of the tissue is altered in any way it will affect its ability to function. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore proper body structure wherever possible.
What To Expect
All initial appointments are booked as a First Visit Integrative Medicine Appointment and billed under Naturopathic services. The initial consultation is a one hour appointment for $325. This allows me to assess each patient through multiple health systems to better arrive at the root of your concerns. These appointments can be billed through extended health insurance under Naturopathic Medicine. Follow up osteopathy appointments range from $65-195 depending on time and can also be billed through extended health insurance.
When you Click on the Book Appointment Button you will be prompted to choose either a Telemedicine Consult or an In Person Consult at the Center for Integrative Medicine. Due to the manual nature of an osteopathy session, you will need to book In Person Consult at Brooklin clinic.