What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive, and effective approach to health care using gentle, tailored manipulations to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.

Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions that include.

  • Arthritis
  • Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
  • Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
  • Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
  • Headaches
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Postural problems due to
    pregnancy, sports injury, driving
    or work strain, or digestive issues
  • Neuralgia

The osteopathic treatment combines four main types of osteopathic disciplines.

  1. Osteo-Articular (bones and joints)
  2. Balancing Ligamentous Tension and Tissues surrounding and within the joints
  3. Myofascial Release (muscles and fascia) myofascial release techniques for acute and chronic conditions
  4. Cranial-Sacral (skull and sacrum/dura) balancing the cranial sutures and the dural membrane, including the spine and sacrum
  5. Visceral (internal organs) releasing scar tissue, adhesions and visceral tension that can affect organ functions
Sue Baron osteopathic treatment
Sue Baron - Osteopath. sedentary lifestyle An osteopathic manual practitioner can help identify problems

The Benefits of Osteopathy

Osteopathy can benefit the musculoskeletal framework and other systems, including musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproduction and nervous.

Osteopathy and back pain

Many people approach an osteopath with back pain, but preventive treatment is also possible.

Today’s increasingly sedentary lifestyle means the average Canadian spends 10 hours per day sitting. This can lead to poor posture and musculoskeletal problems.

Treatment involves gentle and subtle manipulation, especially of the muscles and soft tissues. The doctor may stretch or massage the muscle.

An osteopathic manual practitioner can help identify problems by pinpointing potential sources of referred pain in good time.

With Sue’s expertise, she draws in knowledge and experience to assist her clients with nutritional and dietary approaches that are difficult to acquire elsewhere. This gives her clients cutting-edge resources to assist their healing further.

Osteopathic Preventative Techniques Involve

  • Strengthening
  • Stretching exercises
  • Lifting techniques
  • Posture
  • Breathing
  • Stress reduction

These techniques can help improve posture and reduce pain. Lifestyle changes can dramatically improve health and reduce ongoing health risks and costs. Preventing injury means more time keeping active, less time off work, and freedom to enjoy the benefits of healthful living.
Sue Baron - Osteopathic Preventative - Stretching

Osteopathic treatment can positively impact the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems to improve body function and overall health.
Some osteopathic techniques may enhance lymphatic health and bring about internal improvements in the body.

Manual osteopathy can

  • Discover and treat the underlying cause of pain
  • Improve fluid functions in the body and reduce chronic swelling
  • Support gut motility and reduce gut pain
  • Reduce pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Increase the range of motion in the joints
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Decrease stress on the joints

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