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,
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.
Athletic Therapist, 4th Year Student at Canadian College of Osteopathy
Kate was born and raised in a small rural community in Northwestern Ontario. She moved to Calgary to complete her Athletic Therapy Certificate and Bachelor of Kinesiology at MRU and the U of C respectively. Kate has worked with a multitude of sports including varsity wrestling, varsity football, multiple levels of hockey. She also works with many members of Prairie Therapy on the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team.
Kate is also working towards her Osteopathic Manual Practitioners Diploma at the Canadian college of Osteopathy. Kate has most recently completed her third year final exams. She will be starting her fourth year courses in September 2018. Kate's treatments are unable to be claimed through insurance companies for any Osteopathy treatments until such time as she completes her thesis; however Kate uses all of the skills and knowledge that she obtains while at school in every treatment. When you book with Kate, your appointment will be billed as Athletic Therapy.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy Candidate
Jeremy has been a high performance therapist for athletes since 2001 optimizing performance for a broad range of athletes; from professional athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and World Champions, to developing young athletes. As a massage therapist with Speed Skating Canada he has attended both the Vancouver 2010 & Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games as part of the Canadian Olympic Committee medical staff.
Over the last 16 years Jeremy has expand his knowledge by working with some of the best sport therapist, coaches and doctors in sport . This collaboration has allowed him to develop skill sets that complement the ideology held at Prairie Therapy; cooperation within a team setting to optimize an individuals recovery and potentials.
Currently working on his thesis through the Canadian College of Osteopathy Vancouver Campus, Jeremy is researching the effects of Global Osteopathic Treatments on asymmetries in force lower limb strength of skiers who have had an ACL reconstructive surgery.