Osteopathic Manual Therapy
Osteopathic Manual Therapy also referred to as Osteo, or Osteopathy is rooted in the understanding that the human body is a dynamic functional unit, interrelated at all levels and not a collection of separate parts. Osteopathic manual practitioners take into consideration both physical and emotional aspects to achieve optimal health and promote self-healing capabilities. Osteopaths use medical and scientific knowledge to diagnose and to treat areas of strain, stress, and dysfunction. Because of this, they assess and restore balance in the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy involves gentle, manual manipulation of the muscles and joints to restore the body’s structural balance. Osteopaths use techniques such as palpation, physical manipulation, and stretching to promote your body’s natural healing abilities.
Techniques used in addition to Osteopathic Manual Therapy include:
- Myofascial Release
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Visceral Manipulation
- Lymphatic Drainage
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is used to treat:
- Headaches, Migraines, and Tension Headaches
- Discomfort during Pregnancy
- TMJ Orofacial Pain
- Back and Neck Pain
- Sports-Related Injuries
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heartburn, and Indigestion
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
- Stress, Depression, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Will My Extended Healthcare Cover Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
The majority of extended health care providers cover Osteopathic Manual Therapy treatments provided by a therapist, who is a member of the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists. However, all policies are different, and we recommend you check with your insurance company if Osteopathy is part of your health care plan and if it recognizes members of the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT). At this time, no extended healthcare plans in Alberta allow for direct billing for Osteopathic Manual Therapy. We are, however, able to give you a receipt to submit to your provider.
Call 403-200-2190 or book in with one of our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners today!