Osteopathy Treatments For Adults

adults3Work, sports, leisure, illness and accidents may cause stress and strain on the body. This can lead to a restriction in the bio-mechanical system, hindering movement, and causing pain or other symptoms that are seemingly unrelated.

Whether you have a demanding active lifestyle, spend your days curved over a computer, had an injury or surgery, managing an illness or disease, osteopathy can help alleviate symptoms and restore harmony to the way your body functions by correcting compression, restrictions and imbalances.

Types of conditions Osteopathy is effective for

Many patients come to us with unusual symptoms that other types of medicine or therapies have been unable to explain or relieve. Osteopathic treatments help reduce or remove pain, restrictions, inflammation and improve mobility.

Osteopathic treatments can relieve symptoms of many conditions, not limited to the following:

  • Muscle and joint aches and pains including back and neck pain.
  • Acute or chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
  • Sports injuries including sprains, post-fractures, ligament injuries, IT band issues, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shin splints and many more.
  • Pregnancy, reproductive and gynecological issues such as menstrual pain or irregularity, urinary stress incontinence.
  • Repetitive strain injuries (tendinitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis).
  • Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, reflux, constipation.
  • Tension headaches.
  • Post-surgical pain, scar tissue, adhesions and postural related issues.
  • Neurological symptoms such as sciatic pain, or positional numbness and tingling.
  • Respiratory conditions – asthmatic, bronchitis, shallow breathing.
  • Injuries from accidents such as head injuries, whiplash and concussion.
  • Balance or coordination problems.
  • Jaw problems (TMJ)

What to expect in your Osteopathy session

adults2The goal of Osteopathy is to create harmony and compatibility in the system. Both Cheryl Lee and Doris Hellstern are uniquely qualified, drawing on their experiences as an Osteopathic manual practitioner, Physiotherapist and Pilates Rehabilitation specialist.

The initial treatment will be 45 to 60 minutes starting with a complete history and structural assessment, followed by treatment consisting of gentle manual techniques.

Follow up sessions or tailored complimentary Pilates-based exercise may be required depending on the nature of your issues.

Osteopathy and Physiotherapy services are covered by many employee benefits programs. Check with your program to determine your coverage level and limitations.