Osteopaths use manual assessment & gentle manipulation of the body to improve posture, reduce pain, and promote proper function of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, visceral & hormonal systems of the body, encouraging your innate healing processes.
At Anatomica, Osteopathy sessions begin with a thorough assessment of your current health status and goals for treatment. Your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner understands the interconnection of the nerves, organs and systems of the body and treats each individual holistically, to allow the body to use it’s full potential toward healing injuries and chronic inflammation. Classical osteopathy considers both soft tissue (fascia, muscles, tendons) and hard tissues (bones, ligaments), while also paying attention to the nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatics in the area, and also has consideration for what is happening on the visceral level. With a knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, osteopaths use just their hands to figure out what isn’t functioning normally, and then use gentle manipulations to get the body back into alignment so that it can self heal and regulate.
From the OAO website:
“OAO members have extensive education and clinical training, effectively assessing and treating patients using a range of manual techniques. They use a treatment philosophy that identifies and restores areas in the body that are restricted or constricted. They evaluate the body and employ a holistic approach to achieve improved outcomes. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work cooperatively and in communication with physicians and other health care professionals.
The aim of your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is to optimize the self-healing mechanisms of the body. The frequency of treatments is based on your assessment. Adequate time between visits is required to allow your body to integrate the changes that occur from one treatment to the next.”
Many benefits plans include coverage for Osteopathy.
Treatments are reimbursable by benefits plans that include coverage for treatment by an OOA-licensed Osteopathic Manual Therapist. Direct billing may be available on some Medavie Blue Cross and Greenshield plans. Please consult your coverage provider for individual plan details.