Clinical Services

What is Osteopathy?

As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, I use palpatory skills to seek out areas of the body that are restricted (not moving normally) or constricted (strangled or squeezed). These areas can impact the health and function of any of the systems; such as the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive or nervous systems.

Osteopathic manual practitioners seek to identify and then gently ease the restrictions or constrictions so the body can function optimally again.​


Manual osteopathy is based on 4 basic principles:

 

  1. Each structure in the body supports the body’s functions. If a structure is damaged, out of place, or otherwise not working properly, the body will not function at its best.

  2. The natural flow of the body’s fluids – lymphatic, vascular, and neurological – must be preserved and maintained.

  3. The human body is the sum of its parts. Its physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive systems don’t work independently, they work in harmony.

  4. When the body has no restrictions, it has the inherent ability to heal itself. 

 

 

Osteopathic manual practitioners recognize that a patient is an integrated whole. When all the body’s components are in balance, a person is complete and in total health.

Athletic Therapy and Injury Prevention

In addition to the manual treatment, your individualized plan is always based around an active approach to injury prevention and rehabilitation. With a background in Athletic Therapy, I have always prioritizes injury and disease prevention as a crucial part for any treatment plan. Always encouraging a patient's full return to the active lifestyle they enjoy, whether that be of simple active living, recreational fitness, or highly competitive sports. 

Key Factors to consider and correct:

  • Postural Evaluations: Habituals positions and movement patterns

  • Strength Training and Conditioning Programs

  • Equipment Selection and Fitting

  • ​Orthotic or Prosthetic referrals

  • Prophylactic Taping and Bracing

What can be treated?
  • Acute or Chronic Pain

  • Digestive Problems

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Pinched Nerves or Radiating Pain

  • Respiratory Difficulties

  • Pre and Post Natal Assistance

  • Paediatric Disruptions

  • Athletic Performance and Recovery

  • Stress Management