What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy in Cambridge Ontario is available at Nature’s Vibe. Osteopathic Care is a profession that uses manual assessment and treatment guided by the principles set forth by its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. The body has self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms in place that are at work in each of us at all times to maintain health and homeostasis of the body. The arteries, nerves, veins and lymphatic vessels that supply every organ and tissue each play a key role in the maintenance of these mechanisms. Their pathways through the body can be negatively affected by abnormal tension and strain in the anatomical structure from injury, repetitive motions, improper posture or a disturbance of the collective mechanics of the body. These issues over time can create imbalances in the human structure that contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Osteopathic Practitioners have an in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology, and collective body mechanics and they use this knowledge to apply a variety of principles-based techniques to restore normal motion mechanics and remove obstructions that interfere with proper blood supply, drainage, and nerve supply of the tissues. Technique is applied gently and rhythmically in order to work with the nervous system and this not only makes the treatment relaxing but also more effective as the body doesn’t view the treatment as intrusion.

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Is Osteopathic Treatment Right for Me?

Osteopathic Treatment is considered safe and effective for all ages and stages of life. It is effective for a range of complaints and recovery from injuries and strain, but it is also a powerful preventative care tool to keep your structure moving well and reduce your risk for injury. This is especially important for individuals who work in physically demanding jobs. Osteopathy can help maintain the health of your tissues so they can respond properly to sudden movements and heavy loads. Tissues that don’t have good quality and quantity of motion are more likely to be injured when put under strain.

Please consult with your primary care physician prior to booking if you have any ongoing medical concerns and ask them if osteopathy is safe for you. If you are unsure whether an ongoing medical concern would prevent you from being safe for osteopathic treatment, please feel free to contact the Osteopathic Practitioner and they will assist you.

Osteopathic Treatment can help but is not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Recovery from injuries (new and old)
  • Muscle and joint aches and pains
  • Digestive concerns
  • Pre and postnatal care (back pain, shoulder pain, pelvic floor issues)
  • Circulatory disturbances
  • Respiratory disturbances

I’m seeing another practitioner, why should I try an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner?

Not every approach to treatment works for every person, so if you are experiencing difficulty finding lasting relief, osteopathy may be right for you. Its gentle approach makes it a great option for anyone! Osteopathic treatment can also be a great addition to your current health care team as a preventative tool to maintain optimal function and keep your body moving at its best!

Is Osteopathic Treatment covered by Insurance?

Most major insurance companies provide coverage for Osteopathic Treatment. If you do not see Osteopathy on your extended health care benefits, contact your HR department and ask if Osteopathy can be added to your package.