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​​​​​​​​​​​Holistic Osteopathy ​& Wellness

What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Osteopathic Manual Therapy  (OMT)  is a system of medicine which believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is drugless medicine, thus minimizing the toxic load on the body.  OMT is based on:


  • The body is an integrated unit of mind, body, and spirit.
  • The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms & has the inherent capacity to defend, repair & heal.
  • Structure dictates the body’s function and vice-versa.
  • The artery reigns supreme.


Practitioners use thorough assessment methods, including orthopaedic testing,

assessing alignment and nerve & arterial function to facilitate determining the cause

of dysfunction.  Based on this determination treatment is carried out, utilizing the

skeletal system (spine, cranium, pelvis & peripheral joints) to effect the nervous

system, organ systems, and fluid dynamics. Treatment is wholistic and individualized

based on your body’s specific physiology and functional requirements.


How can I benefit from Osteopathic Manual care?


  • Are you suffering from acute or chronic pain? Including headaches? Fibromyalgia?
  • Do you suffer from repetitive strain injuries?
  • Have you been injured in a car accident resulting in injuries, including whiplash?
  • Are you active in sports, but after the game have stiff joints or shooting pains?
  • Do you have health issues that are puzzling (eczema, dizziness, reproductive issues, Digestive issues, sinus & sleep disturbances etc).
  • Are you struggling to cope with ADHD, Aspergers’ or dyslexia?
  • Are you having trouble enjoying retirement because those aches and pains are getting in the way?
  • Are you concerned with the health of your whole body, and are looking for a non-drug approach to health care?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should arrange a consultation with one of our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.  We have over 10 years of  combined university education in the manual medicines and extensive backgrounds in research & teaching to provide evidence for the art & science of osteopathic manual therapy. We are specialists in human anatomy & physiology, using exact, gentle mobilizations to bring you to optimal health. 


**Osteopathic Manual Therapy is covered by most third party insurance plans.