“We conclude that when the fluids of the body are stopped in the fascia, organs and other parts of the system, stagnation, fermentation, heat and general confusion will follow . . .”
– Dr. A.T. Still, D.O. (Founder of Osteopathy)

Benefits

Because of Osteopathy’s gentle treatment approach, anyone can benefit from the treatments. Treatments are safe, effective and relaxing. People who receive Osteopathic treatment, are more likely to have an increase of vitality, more energy, better sleep, better elimination of toxins, and better overall health and wellness in their bodies.

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Conditions in babies

Osteopathic care is gentle enough for babies and children. The subtle, yet effective manipulative techniques, offer younger patients the various benefits from Osteopathic treatments. Treatment aids babies and children in conditions such as

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Trauma from delivery process
  • Excess fluid in areas of the body
  • Earaches
  • Frequent colds
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Chronic cough, etc.

Children and adolescents can also benefit from Osteopathy if they experience injury from

  • Playing sports
  • Instruments or competitive dancing
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Conditions in adults

When the musculoskeletal system is structurally sound, the functions of all the systems in the body are more efficient. Adults can benefit greatly from Osteopathic care. Osteopathy can assist in bringing back good health in the patient by alleviating restrictions and increasing the quality of motion in the joints. Some symptoms that adults may be facing are :

  • Vertigo
  • TMJ
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Scoliosis
  • disc Prolapse
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Nerve pain
  • Chronic infections
  • Chronic fatigue syndromes
  • Constipation
  • IBS
  • Poor circulation
  • Sinusitis,Bursitis & other Inflammatory conditions
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Conditions in pregnancy or postpartum

Pre-natal and post-natal care is of utmost importance when it comes to maintaining good circulation and preventing too much strain on the hips as they prepare for the birthing process. Some of the pregnancy symptoms Osteopathy helps with are :

  • Edema in extremities
  • Lower back pain
  • Joint swelling in hands/feet
  • Pain in pelvis
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disruption
  • Anxiety
  • Blood pressure
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Conditions in office workers

Office and desk jobs often leave workers with strained arm, shoulder and neck muscles. The body adapts to this sitting position, the muscles become contractured over time and blood and nerve flow can become compromised. Many workers complain of hand numbness, shoulder pain, and even headaches associated with prolonged sitting and working on a computer or other devices.

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Stiff neck/shoulders
  • Numbness in arm or hand
  • Spasm in legs
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Postural imbalance
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Tendinitis
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Conditions in athletes

Athletes are constantly coming in and out of compromising injuries. Consistant maintenance of the body’s structure is key for them, so that they can play their sport with confidence knowing their body is aligned, arterial and neural flow is efficient and that their body is well able to deal with injuries as they may come and heal quickly. Some symptoms that athletes experience may be :

  • Injuries from falls
  • Repetitive strain
  • Sprains
  • Joint pain
  • Ligamentous tear
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle spasm
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow, etc.
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Conditions in elderly/seniors

The geriatric population can benefit from Osteopathic care by allowing gentle increase in motion of joints and muscles. Treatments are relaxing for the nervous system and assist in increasing blood and lymphatic circulation. Senior patients love the slower pace of treatment as they feel safe with the pracitioner’s movements and techniques. Now more than ever, seniors are becoming aware of their alternative healthcare options and are taking advantage of the many modalities available to increase their quality of life. Some of the symptoms that senior patients may be experiencing are :

  • Decrease motion in joints
  • Stiffness in joints/muscles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hip pain
  • Symptoms related to diagnosed conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis, etc.

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