- What can I expect when I visit an osteopath?
- How many treatments will I need?
- Do I need a referral from my physician?
- How does osteopathy work?
- How can I be sure I am in safe hands when visiting an osteopath?
- What acute conditions can osteopathy help?
- Can an osteopath help with chronic problems?
- What Chronic pain conditions can an osteopath help?
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Ostepoathy - faq
Do I need a referral from my physician? A formal referral from your GP is not necessary; the majority of osteopathic patients self-refer. However some insurance providers do require a referral so make sure to check with them. Top
How does osteopathy work? Osteopaths work with their hands using a wide variety of treatment techniques which allow the body to return to efficient normal function. These may include soft tissue techniques, rhythmic passive joint mobilisation or the high velocity thrust techniques designed to improve mobility and the range of movement of a joint. Gentle release techniques can also be used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients. Top
How can I be sure I am in safe hands when visiting an osteopath? At present osteopathy is not a government regulated profession in Ontario. The Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, seeks to promote the profession and is working with the Ontario government to have it regulated under law. Top
What acute conditions can osteopathy help? Jaw problems, Lower back pain, Ligament strains and tears, Muscular strains and tears, Neck pain, Repetitive strain injuries, Sciatica, Slipped Disc, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis, Trapped nerves, Whiplash and many more. Top
Can an osteopath help with chronic problems? Yes, an osteopath can treat people with chronic problems, but just massaging and manipulating joints and muscles is not enough to ensure long term relief; in fact over-manipulating someone's joints can cause long term damage. The answer is to look at the cause rather than the symptoms of chronic aches and pains. Aches and pains are your body's way of telling you that it is in distress, similar to a hazard light flashing on your car's dash board. Your body's defence mechanism or immune system is overloaded with stresses which can be put into the following categories: Physical, Physiological, and Emotional Stresses. By identifying and lessening or removing the main stresses on your body , and strengthening your immune system you can be well along the way to achieving long term relief from your symptoms.
When developing a longer term treatment plan Dominick may include different elements of Bach Flower Therapy, Homeopathy, Lifestyle Advice, Massage, NAET Allergy Testing and Treatment, Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy, and Osteopathy. Top