At Restore Health and Wellness in Ottawa, we provide the top rated osteopathy in Ottawa. Our osteopath's goal is to help you recover from various injuries as quickly as possible, so that you can live life without experiencing debilitating symptoms. We provide the most comprehensive osteopathic care in Ottawa, with a team of the leading experts in treating back pain, neck pain, migraines and more. Osteopathy is a gentle manual therapy safe to use on people of all ages from newborn to seniors. Canadian Osteopaths are generally referred to as Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic (and gentle) manual therapy that works in collaboration with the body’s own natural healing mechanisms allowing the body to rebalance and reintegrate itself into a more cohesive state of homeostasis, health and wellbeing. The goal of osteopathy is to recover or preserve a full range of motion and function in the joints and muscles, restoring strength and mobility in the body. Osteopathic treatments are safe to use on people of all ages from newborn babies and pregnant mothers to seniors.
Osteopathy works in collaboration with the body's own natural healing mechanism, listening to it to reveal its story and then support the needs dictated by its own intelligence. Following treatment can be a recovery period of up to a few days while the body reintegrates and rebalances itself into an improved state of homeostasis and health.
What does osteopathy treat?
Our Restore Health and Wellness osteopaths can help treat:
- Muscle stiffness
- Sprains and strains
- Muscle tears
- Back and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
Osteopaths will first conduct an evaluation of your condition to determine the state of the body and its response to physical therapy and any previous treatment. Next, a treatment plan custom tailored to the severity of your symptoms and your unique particularities of your condition and goals is built.
An osteopathic treatment plan will consist of manual therapy, strengthening the joints and soft tissues including tendons, ligaments and muscles. Here in Ottawa at Restore Health and Wellness, following a full treatment of osteopathic manual medicine, our osteopaths will ordinarily offer advice on rehabilitative exercises to ensure a full recovery is not only achieved but maintained.
Osteopathic practitioners receive rigorous training to acquire a highly developed understanding, touch and awareness. They also study more traditional Western disciplines ranging from philosophy, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and may include other disciplines such as kinesiology, biomechanics, psychology, remedial and normal exercise, and even acupuncture.
A session will generally consist of an evaluation to determine the state of the body and the response to any previous treatments. This is followed by a hands on manual therapy, working with the bones, joints and soft tissues of the body including the tendons, ligaments, muscles and fascia. Osteopathic practitioners are also trained to work with the cranio-sacral system and the viscera (organs and supporting tissues).Osteopathic practitioners are knowledgeable in the use of remedial exercise and may well prescribe follow up exercises for you to do at home.
Osteopathic treatments are covered under all government and most private health insurance plans.
How can I book an appointment?
If you would like to speak to an osteopath in Ottawa regarding osteopathic treatment, please book an appointment with our leading Osteopath, Ana-Maria Guerrero.You can also schedule a free 10 minute video appointment by calling (613) 366-1644.