This service helps with:
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Nerve pain and Sciatica
- Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Carpal tunnel and joint pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestive problems
How it helps
Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the interrelationship between the structure and function of the human body. It follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate. Osteopathic practitioners don’t see themselves as healers, but instead as facilitators to health.
Practitioners of Osteopathic Manual Therapy follow the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Anatomy and physiology are the foundation of Osteopathic treatment.
Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing – and will strive for health if given a chance. Their role is to encourage this self-healing capacity through manual treatment – to convert the physical into the physiological.
They allow nature to do its job of removing any and all obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissue.
01. How do I prepare for a treatment?
For your comfort, you are encouraged to wear clothes that you can easily move in. There is no need to wear only a sports bra or shorts, as practitioners Karla and Derek are highly trained in palpation and can feel through clothing layers.
02. How soon can I expect to see results?
Generally, you notice results after the first few treatments, but to get you functioning optimally it may take some time and more sessions. Keep in mind though it is not our goal to see you forever, we want to be you healthy and well so that go on your own and you only need to see us when an issue arises.
03. What can I expect after an osteopathy treatment?
Everyone reacts a little differently to treatment and generally, most people feel very relaxed. In some cases, you may be sore for a couple of days following. It is best to refrain from intense exercise for 24-48 hours after each treatment in order to let your body adapt to its new alignment. Going for walks is highly encouraged during this time.
04. Is Osteopathy covered under extended health benefits?
Yes, it often is. Please check with your personal benefits to see if it is provided.
05. Which insurance companies allow for direct billing for Osteopathy?
Only a few insurance companies allow for direct billing in clinic for Osteopaths at this time so submitting your own benefits at home may have to take place. The following are available for direct billing: RAWM, Equitable Life, The Co-operators, NexgenRX, Green Shield, SSQ, MEDIC Construction.
Extended health benefits
Please contact your insurance provider to see if osteopathy and the associated treatments are covered under your extended health benefits. If you have any questions please contact us.