About Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual therapy. Osteopaths use a gentle approach to determine the layer of your body that requires treatment. These layers may include the fascia, the muscles, the ligaments, or the bone. Furthermore, we don’t chase after pain. For example, if you come in with shoulder pain, the problem might stem from another area. We won’t know this until we objectively consider the whole body and its compensation pattern rather than just the area that’s the problem.

What should I expect during a visit?

The main thing to expect is that the session should be calm and relaxing. Therefore, the patient’s role would be not to tense up or help the Osteopath with any assessments being done in order to obtain the best results.

What conditions are helped by Osteopathy?

The benefits of Osteopathy include reduced pain of the following musculoskeletal issues:
  • general aches and pains
  • headaches and migraines
  • sciatica, pins/needles, and tingling
  • Furthermore, Osteopathy has also been known to help those with certain conditions.
  • sleeping issues, stress, and anxiety
  • pelvic disorders
  • digestion and elimination issues
  • asthma and bronchitis
It is important to note that Osteopathy does not treat the health condition but rather the body that is associated with these conditions.

How many treatments will I need?

Everyone is different, and their recovery will be dependent on each scenario. Usually, it takes about a month of “regular” treatments to see the benefits of Osteopathy.

Commonly asked questions about Osteopathy

  1. Will my extended health care plan cover the costs of osteopathy treatments?
    Most private insurance companies cover osteopathic treatment sessions.
  2. How long are osteopathy sessions?
    Initial visits are 45 minutes and subsequent visits are 30 minutes.
  3. Will I have pain after a treatment session?
    Osteopathy is not usually painful, although it’s not unusual to feel sore or stiff in the first few days after treatment, particularly if you’re having treatment for a painful or inflamed injury.