Manual Osteopathy in Calgary is a gentle non-invasive therapy that can provide relief for a wide range of conditions. Your manual Osteopath focuses on the whole body and both assessment and treatment are carried out with the hands.
Through osteopathic gentle techniques, your Osteopath enhances your mobility and restores harmony to your body’s structure. Your Osteopath will support you every step of the way towards a healthier, more mobile and more fulfilled you.
- Reduced tension in the body
- Reduced pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Support of spinal posture
- Increased blood circulation and healing
- Improved joint mobility
- Relief of tension in the central nervous system
- Promotes a feeling of well-being
- Optimization of blood and lymph supply to the internal organs
- Musculoskeletal issues: bursitis, tendonitis, muscle sprain, strain, disks pathology, joints degenerations, etc.
- Respiratory issues: recurrent colds, sinusitis, chronic cough, breathing difficulties, etc.
- Digestive issues: irritable bowel, constipation, heartburn, etc.
- Urinary disorders: incontinence, menstrual cramps, etc.
- Pregnancy issues: back pain or sciatica, TMJ pain, swollen legs, etc.
- Pediatric issues: developmental issues, learning disabilities, growth disturbances, etc.
- Sleep issues: insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, etc.
- Prevention of injuries and dysfunctions in the body, which may cause future discomfort.
- Stress related issues: tension headaches, exhaustion, muscle tension, aches and pains, etc.
- General fatigue.
Articular techniques involve gentle movement of two joint surfaces. Before doing this, your manual osteopath will carefully prepare the soft tissues around the treatment area. They also move you into a position that will minimize, or eliminate, the energy and force needed to perform the manoeuver. Many patients find this technique less forceful than joint manipulations.
The number of treatments varies based on your condition, its severity and how your body reacts to the treatment. The number of treatments can therefore be anywhere between 6 and 12, or more in very severe cases. Contact your therapist to see how many treatments you might need.
Most indications require 1–3 treatments per week which are done every second day, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
Patients are advised to refrain from physical activity, especially any involving the treated region, for about 24 hours following each treatment session.
A t -shirt and shorts or equivalent is the ideal outfit for when you have your therapy.