Osteopathic Manual Therapy Calgary
The object of Osteopathic Manual Therapy (commonly referred to as Osteo, or Osteopathy) is to re-establish proper body functions by treating causes of pain and dysfunction. Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a patient-centered approach to health. Skilled palpation and a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics guide the osteopath to assess and restore balance within and between all the systems of the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.
The Osteopathic Manual Therapist uses a wide array of manual approaches to reduce and resolve strains, stress and dysfunction in all areas of the body. The goal is to remove restrictions to vascular, neural and biomechanical mechanisms and ultimately support the natural healing mechanism by promoting auto regulation.
Patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly can benefit from Osteopathic Manual Therapy. People with all types of injuries or conditions can benefit from treatments. Some types of conditions or injuries that Osteopathic treatments can help with are post concussions, lower back injuries, TMJ dysfunction, sinusitis, and repetitive strain injuries. Please contact the clinic to see if Osteopathic treatments can help you.
Christine Dixon - Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Athletic Therapist
Christine grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and after completing high school attended her first 3 years of university at the University of Regina then transferred to Mount Royal College in Calgary to complete her Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology with an Advanced Athletic Therapy Certificate.
She certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in November of 2008. After graduation she spent time working in claims management, but returned to working with athletes when she was hired at the University of Calgary in 2010. Christine has completed the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner program through the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice.
Christine has experience working with all varsity athletics as well as clinically working on athletes who compete on the Women’s National Wrestling Team. Christine’s clinical interests include working on foot, ankle, and lower leg dysfunction, as well as pelvic, and lower back pain. When not working Christine enjoys playing volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee, as well as outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and snowboarding.
Jackie Caione - Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Athletic Therapist
Jackie is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Osteopathic Manual Therapist, having graduated from the Canadian School of Osteopathy, Manual Practice in Vancouver, BC in April 2018. Jackie has worked with The Edge School for Athletes since 2007, The Young Canadians at the Calgary Stampede since 2013, the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine team, and has been the Head Athletic Therapist for the Calgary Inferno, a professional women’s hockey team in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) from 2012- 2017. This team includes Olympic gold and silver medalists from Canada’s National Team.
Jackie has incorporated Osteopathic Manual Therapy techniques into her clinical practice over the last several years. Blending the two professions of Athletic Therapy and Osteopathy has allowed Jackie to provide her patients with a thorough assessment and treatment plan, which includes exercise therapy and active rehabilitation. As Osteopathy works to release the tensions which cause dysfunction, Jackie believes healing must continue through movement, exercise and bio-mechanical correction!
Although working with athletes is her passion, Jackie has a keen interest in working with pregnancy, babies and children.