“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”
— Dr. A.T. Still, Founder of Osteopathy
Osteopathy seeks to restore balance by removing obstacles which interfere with the body’s innate potential. Osteopathic practitioners use their hands to mobilize joints and manipulate visceral organs or subtle workings of the cranial-sacral mechanism.
Osteopathy regards the body functions as a whole and aims to bring the body into harmony. This client centered approach involves gentle palpation to ascertain the root of a person’s dysfunction.
What You Need to Know About Your Appointment
All appointments with our Osteopathic Practitioners include an interview, assessment, treatment, homecare and follow-up recommendations as needed.
Prior to your first visit for Osteopathy, we will send you an online intake form to complete before arriving. If you are unable to fill out the online intake form you should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment.
The forms include contact information, health-history questionnaire, reason for seeking treatment and information for any health insurance you would like billed. 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment you will receive a COVID-19 self-assessment form. This MUST be completed prior to you entering the clinic.
Consent and Treatment Plan
At the start of your appointment your Manual Osteopathy practitioners will inform you on what to expect from the appointment, any possible risks and answer questions you may have and.
Once consent has been obtained your Manual Osteopathy practitioners will proceed to review your health history and determine your specific needs through dialog and orthopedic and functional assessment. This will allow your practitioner to create an individualized treatment plan which they will propose to you.
The treatment may include a combination of manual therapy techniques. These may involve massage, stretching, mobilizing and muscle activation. It is important to verbally communicate your needs with your therapist. We encourage you to let your therapist know if you are experiencing any discomfort or would like anything changed at any time.
Prior to leaving, your therapist may wish to reassess the primary treatment area to determine any changes post-treatment. Homecare exercises and or hydrotherapy may be prescribed as necessary.