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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that treats a wide range of dysfunctions affecting the musculoskeletal, digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.

Our Approach

Osteopathic treatments help the body restore its balance and self-regulating abilities. Strains, stress and dysfunctions are removed when you allow the body to tap into its own healing mechanisms. Osteopaths use a variety of manual techniques to promote this process.

Based on in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, while focusing on the different rhythms of the body, our Osteopathy practitioners assess every mobility restriction. Then the practitioner restores the joint, cranial, tissue and visceral mobility, necessary to regain balance and overcome pain.

At Bloor Yonge Chiropractic, we use a broad range of gentle hands-on techniques, including:
  • Mobilization or manipulation of joints
  • Soft tissue stretching
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Cranial therapy
  • Visceral techniques
  • Exercise for strength and conditioning

Conditions Treated

Osteopathic therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions related to:
  • Musculoskeletal System: low back pain, back pain, neck pain, joint pain (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow), jaw pain, sprain, tendinitis
  • Neurological System: sciatica, cruralgia, cervico-brachial neuralgia, Arnold's neuralgia
  • Digestive System: diarrhea, constipation, bloating, reflux, gastric pain
  • Cephalic System: headaches, vertigo, tinnitus
  • Neuro-vegetative System: stress, anxiety, sleep disorder, fatigue
Osteopathic treatments are recommended for:
  • Pregnant women: lumbar pain, sciatica, reflux, postpartum
  • Babies: plagiocephaly, colitis, disturbed sleep, stiff neck
  • Children: morphological disorders, support for the growth
  • Athletes: preparation before and rehabilitation after a competition
  • Injury Rehabilitation: after an accident, fall or other injuries
  • Adults and Seniors: for their daily life activities

Our Process

Initial Examination

An initial session starts with gathering details of the patient's health history. After the interview, the patient will be asked to perform a series of simple movements and functional tests to help us analyze mobility and posture.

Treatment Plan

After the assessment, our Osteopathic practitioner will recommend an individualized treatment plan. Treatment plans may also incorporate other therapies, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical or massage therapy.

Maintenance

Although many of our patients come to Bloor Yonge Chiropractic to address specific conditions, our team will also assess your overall health and recommend any lifestyle changes. Our treatment plans may emphasize dietary changes, exercise and weight maintenance programs and nutritional supplements, in addition to osteopathic or other treatments.