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Osteopathy: An Emphasis of Structure, and Function

Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of anatomy and physiology, while treating the human body as a whole.  First introduced by founder A.T. Still in the 1870s, osteopathy is a science, a philosophy, and a practice.  The therapy is is based on principles, and the cornerstone belief that the body has the ability to self heal and self regulate. Treatment is specific to the patients individual needs and may involve the soft tissues, nervous systems and visceral organs, through the use of gentle manipulations. 

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a way of thinking through treatment to determine the disconnect between physical (form), and physiological (function). This is is why Osteopaths are very much functional anatomists using this form of manual therapy to find the health; rather than to focus on the disease.

Treatments work on restoring proper mechanics, nervous tissue function, and proper circulation of body fluids to allow the body to return to a healthy state.  Our Burlington Osteopathic practitioners recognize the body’s need to maintain a homeostatic balance, and to self heal.  The role of the Osteopathic practitioner is to aid the body in doing so, and to follow these principals to help remove obstructions and lesions that are interfering with the proper nutrition of the bodies tissues. Manual Osteopathic Practitioners are educated and trained to work exclusively without the use of drugs by using manual methods for structural assessment and treatment.


Why Choose Osteopathy?

The honest answer, is that anyone can benefit from some form of osteopathic treatment!

While anyone could benefit, some of the most common cases we see are listed below.  

Spinal Problems

These can be the result of our sedentary lifestyle often linked to todays office lifestyle, or the necessity of commuting that comes with the current demand of working in Burlington, and the GTA.  Osteopathy can help adjust the compensation placed on the body to help mitigate the toll placed on our bodies 

Neck Pain

As Osteopathy looks at the body as a whole, neck pain often is the result of a force coming from a different location, and may also be linked to other discomforts of your body.  

General Aches and Pains

Aches and pains can occur for a variety of reasons, which is why osteopathic practitioners are trained to look over the whole body to find the cause. People of any age can be affected, including a senior facing chronic sciatic pain, to the aches and pains of a teenager that may be caused by something as simple as carrying around a heavy bag at school all day.

Sports / Training Injuries

This is a very common one as people don’t often give their injury enough time to recover. As each injury is as unique as the individual it happened to, treatment is also passed on an individual basis. 

While there are many reasons why someone should visit an osteopathic practitioner it is always best to get the problem addressed and taken care of sooner than later to get back a healthier lifestyle and to prevent further complications