Below we’ve assembled some practical information pertaining to osteopathic practice.
- Definition of osteopathy briefly describes the profession.
- Fees and insurance deals with fees and reimbursement through complementary health-insurance programs.
- FAQ is for those who have general questions concerning osteopathy.
- Questions and concerns is intended for the general population, providing advice and information concerning the quality of treatments and channels of recourse.
Definition of Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a strictly manual medical practice aimed at restoring the functions of all structures and systems of the human body. Its purpose is to stimulate the body’s capacity for self-regulation.
The effectiveness of its techniques is based on extensive understanding of the health sciences and the specific interactions that maintain homeostasis (balance within the organism).
Thorough and precise palpation (manual examination) allow for complete investigation of the possible causes of neuromuscular, skeletal, visceral and cranial dysfunction.
Whether preventative or reparative, the concept of osteopathy is notable for its focus on individualized treatment.
To explore the applications of osteopathy for specific conditions or throughout the various stages of life, please follow the link to Osteopathy for Everyone.
Watch this video created in partnership with Fédération Canadienne d’Ostéopathie (FCO) to learn more about osteopathy.