WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Proper alignment, mobility and balance are the keys to achieving and maintaining overall good health. Osteopathy is a very gentle but deep approach that looks at the root cause of a problem, rather than simply treating the symptoms. A detailed medical history is taken into consideration during the initial evaluation.
By the time a person presents in our office with a particular symptom or pain, the body has already compensated for many micro-traumas, both physical and emotional. It is an Osteopath's most complex challenge to sift through all the layers of compensation in order to find the main, causative factor. Through precise palpation, the Osteopath will work on reestablishing mobility and balance through all the different parts and systems of the body, thereby allowing them to interrelate more efficiently.
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WHO IS AN OSTEOPATH?
An Osteopath in Quebec is someone who has completed a Bachelor's degree prior to the 5 years of theoretical and practical studies in Osteopathy. After completing a thesis, the Osteopath obtains the designation 'diplomé en ostéopathie' or 'D.O.'.
Who can benefit from Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is beneficial to those who are suffering from pain of any nature, those seeking a greater sense of well-being, an improved quality of life as well as those who are looking for prevention as a way of promoting healing.
Just a few of the issues / conditions that Osteopathy can help:
Lower back pain
Joint pain (elbow, wrist, knee, shoulder, ankle...)
Migraines / headaches
Depression / anxiety
Shoulder tendonitis or impingement syndromes
Post MVA (motor vehicle accident) or post-concussion syndromes
Pre- and post-surgical issues
Colic in babies