Osteopathy is a non-invasive manual therapy which strengthens the framework of the body by working with all systems of the body to bring you back into proper alignment so that your body can self-regulate and self-heal. Used alongside traditional medicine, osteopathy is a gentle yet effective technique which helps with anything from a small pain to a neurological disease and can benefit everybody. Treatments are safe, effective and relaxing. First introduced by founder A.T. Stills in the 1870s, osteopathy is a science, a philosophy, and a practice.
Yes. Osteopathy is covered by most insurance plans. Double check with your provider to make sure you’re covered. We will provide you with a receipt that you can claim for reimbursement. Personal training and nutrition are not covered by most plans.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is extremely gentle. You usually feel better after a treatment, however, sometimes this occurs 2-3 days afterward. Initially it is possible to feel a bit achy or sore which is caused by positive changes taking place in the body such as improved circulation. Rest and staying hydrated is the best way to alleviate any discomfort.
At your initial consultation, your health history will be discussed as well as the reason for your visit. An assessment and observation of your posture and movement will be done to assess your balance, structure and stability. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore balance. The techniques used include gentle manipulation, stretching and movements to find and treat the root causes of disease or discomfort. Treatment techniques are performed mostly in sitting or lying positions.
A recent or acute issue may be successfully treated in as a little as 1-3 sessions. Patients with more serious or chronic conditions will likely require further treatments 4-8 or more, usually once a week, to receive the full benefits of the treatment. You are reassessed each visit and your treatment plan is tailored to meet your needs.