1osteo-1024x683 Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.  Osteopaths believe in the body’s power to self heal and treat by removing barriers that resist this healing process.

What conditions do Osteopathic Manual Practitioners treat?

Pain

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • sciatica
  • headaches and migraines
  • jaw pain and TMJ syndromes
  • pain resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • pain resulting from over-use and sports injuries

Systemic Problems

  • neurological syndromes
  • digestive disorders
  • genitourinary problems
  • chronic infectious disease
  • circulatory problems

Respiratory Illness

  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • pleurisy
  • allergies

Pregnancy Issues

  • back pain
  • digestive upset
  • edema and swelling

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

  • chronic ear infections
  • recurrent sore throats
  • frequent colds
  • sinusitis
  • tinnitus

Osteopathy FAQs!

Do I need a referral from my GP?

Many patients are referred to osteopaths by their doctors, other health professionals and personal trainers, however, a referral from a health professional is not required.

What does my first treatment entail?

You will be required to fill out a health history form, this may be sent to your email (along with other useful information), found on our website or given to you by our receptionist prior to the treatment.  Be sure to fill this in thoroughly as all information is relevant to us; we want a complete picture of your health.

Before treatment Peter will conduct an osteopathic examination searching for any insults, alignment or strain patterns that maybe affecting your pain or setting you up for further pain in the future.  If required, Peter will use further diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological testing to form an accurate diagnosis.  Treatment may consist of a combination of any of the following based on your individual requirements: Osteopathic soft tissue techniques, muscle energy release, PNF stretching, positional release therapy, myofascial triggerpoint release, gentle indirect myofascial releases and functional techniques, joint manipulation, and exercise prescription.

What do I need to bring?

Bring along any reports, exercise prescriptions, scans, medication list, X-rays or other test results that you may have.  Osteopaths are manual therapist who work closely with your body so bring along stretchy tight fitting shorts and tank top.  Gowns are provided if required.

Length and Cost of Treatment?

A treatment takes up to 45 minutes and cost $80.00 per treatment, taxes not applicable.  Peter is a member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, which is the primary regulatory body in Ontario.  This means his treatment are covered by most health care plans.  Simply take your receipt and mail it to your health insurer, or fill out applicable fields online.

For further information on Osteopathic Manual Practitioners please visit http://osteopathyontario.org/