Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Ways Osteopathic Treatment Can Help 

Services Provided by Manual Osteopathic Practitioner DOMP ~Lisa Fiegehen~

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body.

This therapy follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate, which is why Osteopathic Manual Practitioners do not see themselves as healers, but instead as facilitators to health.

Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy, helping to strengthen the framework of the body, and acts as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine.

Manual Osteopathic Practionners work with various populations including

  • High-level athletes and performing artists
  • Children and youth
  • Aging adults and seniors
  • And the general population to encourage health and wellness

By working with the interrelated systems and functions of the human body, osteopathic manual therapy can aid. the return the body to normal health so it can self-heal and self-regulate.

What to Expect at Your Appointment?

Manual Osteopathic Practice involves specialized detailed assessment and treatment strategies for a wide range of acute, subacute injuries and conditions: from musculoskeletal injuries to nerve/neurological conditions. At your first appointment a detailed musculoskeletal, postural and functional assessment will be completed. Treatment options may include: Myofascial releases, muscle energy techniques, cupping, joint mobilizations, therapeutic exercise, PNF, craniosacral and visceral therapy, functional mobility, muscle balance, and postural symmetry techniques using a ‘whole body’ integrated approach.

Who Can Benefit From Osteopathic Treatment?

The short answer… EVERYONE!

Here are some of the many benefits of manual osteopathy:

  • Increases Blood Flow and Circulation
  • Dopamine, Oxytocin, Endorphins released to help decrease pain and increase pleasure
  • Helps relieve muscle spasms
  • Helps relieve restrictions in bones, muscles and joints
  • Works as a natural Anti Inflammatory

     

    Is Manual Osteopathy Covered By Insurance? 

    Yes, most insurance companies who provide chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage coverage also provide osteopathic coverage. It is best to check your policy to confirm your coverage before you book or arrive. 

    ***Please note that direct billing is not available for Manual Osteopathy treatments. Payment is due at the time of treatment, and you will be given a receipt to submit for reimbursement from your provider.

    We accept cash, debit, e-transfer, MasterCard & Visa at our clinic.

    If you have any questions please contact us and we would be happy to help!

    Office

    250 Bayview Drive. Unit 1     

    Barrie Ontario. L4N0Z1

    P: 705-503-1250

    E: info@integrativephysio.ca

    Hours:

    Monday: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

    Tuesday: 10:00 am- 8:00 pm

    Wednesday: Appointments for RMT. Physiotherapy appointments by request.

    Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    P: 705.503.1250
    F: 705.617.9867