What is Osteopathy?
- Osteopathy is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive manual medicine. Indeed, Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes on physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bone. In Canada, the majority of practitioners are referred to as “manual osteopaths”. The manual osteopath relies on their sense of palpation (touch) to evaluate dysfunctions in the body.
- The two essential components of Osteopathy are 1) the structural assessment and 2) all the different techniques for the treatment. The aim of the structural assessment is to identify specific somatic dysfunctions. Diagnostic criteria for somatic dysfunctions focus on the tone and possible abnormalities of tissue texture. Areas of asymmetry and misalignment of bony landmarks are also evaluated, along with the quality of motion, balance, and organization. The term Osteopathy currently includes >20 types of manual treatments administered by manual osteopaths.
Pain and Motion Osteopathy is currently available at 2 locations, Downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver
Conditions treated by Osteopathy
- Back pain, lower back pain, and neck pain
- Getting older ( Anti-aging Osteopathy )
- Walking issues
- Work-related issues
- Joint pains
- Jaw issues and TMJ pain
- Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- Structural Re-Integration
- Sports injuries
- Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Postural problems due to pregnancy, sports, driving or work strain
- Whiplash injuries, and concussions