Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, a type of alternative medicine that looks at the human body as a continuous and interconnected network of complex systems. An osteopathic manual practitioner uses their hands as a diagnostic tool, as an avenue to palpate and employ gentle manual manipulation to the soft tissues within the body’s limits.
How can an Osteopathy Help You?
Osteopathy can assist in the management of:
- Musculoskeletal discomfort
- Digestive issues
- Respiratory issues
- and more.
What to Expect When Visiting an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
The first visit consists of a thorough review of health history and physical assessment of the body, in order to determine the structures and systems that may be contributing to the patient’s primary complaint. At this time, any contraindications to osteopathic treatment will be discussed with the patient.
Next, the findings of the assessment will be reviewed and a treatment plan put in place. The number of sessions depends widely on how the patient is responding to the osteopathic treatments. If required, a referral to other health care practitioners may be required.
Osteopathic treatments involve an extensive range of hands-on techniques, including, but not limited to:
- Myofascial unwinding
- Visceral manipulation
- Gentle mobilizations of joints
To book a consult with our Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Darshel Diaz, call the clinic at 306-373-5209 or click the button below to book online.