Osteopathic Manual Therapy

What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

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.


Prairie Therapy Osteopathic Manual Therapists

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Christine Dixon is currently not accepting new clients. If you are new to Prairie and would like to see an Osteopath, please book an assessment with Abnoan. Questions? Feel free to call the clinic at 403-200-2190

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do I need a Doctor's referral or prescription?

No, you do not need a physician’s referral to see an osteo.

Will my extended healthcare pay for osteo?

All healthcare policies are different - some may cover osteo directly and others may have combined health coverage that can be used towards osteo treatments. We recommend you check your policy or contact your provider to confirm what services are available to you.

Can you direct bill my insurance company for osteo?

No, unfortunately we are not able to direct bill for osteo at this time. This is a decision made by the insurance companies, not Prairie Therapy. Although osteo is usually covered by extended healthcare, at this time no insurance will allow us to bill them directly. 

To be covered, we will provide you with a receipt which you submit to your insurance company, who will then reimburse you.