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What is
Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy which aims to improve health across all body structures. In other words, osteopathy considers that there is an interdependence between the structure of the body and the way it functions. The osteopathic approach considers the patient in his totality and uses the body's own ability to self-regulate and heal itself. It can be both preventive and curative, but will not substitute medical attention nor other therapies if necessary or mandated. It is a drug-free, hands-on, non-invasive method of treatment.

baby osteopathy

Childbirth is one of life’s biggest traumas. In fact, during birth the baby’s skull undergoes very significant pressure due to the narrowness of the pelvis and the force of the pushes. Childbirth can lead to deformations and compressions of the baby’s skull that can later affect the child’s health.

Osteopathy can help with:

Premature delivery, C-section delivery, breech delivery, umbilical cord wrapped around the neck, forceps or vacuum, asymmetry of the head and / or body

Difficulties breastfeeding

Sleeping disorders (difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakening …) or behavioral issues (crying, yelling, hyperactivity, etc …)

Regurgitation, gastroesophageal reflux, vomiting

Congenital torticollis

Obstructed lacrimal duct

Forceps, vacuum

Suction disorders, swallowing disorders

Colic, diarrhea, constipation, poor digestion

Strabismus

Chronic ENT disorders (bronchitis, rhinitis, otitis …).

child osteopathy

Osteopathy can help your child and/or teenager with:

Pain related to growth and puberty (Osgood-Schlatter …)

Scoliosis, scoliotic attitude, lordosis, kyphosis

Psychomotor Development Disorder

Migraine, headaches

Fatigue, problems with concentration, hyperactivity, sleep and mood disorders, difficulty learning

During and after orthodontic treatment

Repeated ORL infections (sinusitis, rhinitis, otitis etc…)

Respiratory disorders (repeated bronchitis, asthma etc…)

Active in sport

Fertility

fertility osteopathy

In the absence of a medical cause for hypofertility, the osteopathic manual practitioner can work on specific cranial and pelvic structures, as well as restoring the mobility of the pelvis and the motility of the reproductive organs.

Pregnancy

pregnancy osteopathy

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful moments in a woman’s life. Each woman dreams to have the perfect pregnancy with no pain, no vomiting… This can be possible if the future mother’s body is able to effectively adapt to the weight gain, modified center of gravity, and baby’s growth.

The pain indicates that the body’s threshold to adapt to these  changes has been exceeded, and acts as a warning signal.

The osteopath will identify and target the problem areas, and provide the mother with the means to adapt as much as possible to these physical changes.

Even with no pain present, it is advised to see an osteopath to ensure mobility of the pelvis, lumbars and diaphragm, which is essential to improve the conditions of delivery.

The osteopath can also provide childbirth preparation in addition to the midwife’s  preparation.

When?

It is recommended to see an osteopath in each trimester to assist with comfort, postural adaptation, prevention and monitoring (according to your concerns)

You can see an osteopath up to 6 weeks prior to delivery to prepare for childbirth.

Why?

Back pain, including neck pain, thoracic pain, lower back , sciatica, cruralgia and coccyx

Nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, reflux

Shortness of breath, heavy legs, oedema of lower limbs, pelvic heaviness, headache, sleep disorders

Breech presentation, to improve mobility of the ribs, pelvis and diaphragm, giving the baby more room to turn around.

Childbirth preparation

Pregnancy care (ideally 1 time per trimester)

Post Partum

postpartum osteopathy

It is advised to consult an osteopathic manual practitioner 6 weeks following delivery in order to rebalance the structures that were hardly used during the pregnancy and the delivery.
An osteopathic consultation has also been shown to optimize perineal rehabilitation.
An osteopath will also be able to intervene in the management of cesarean scars.

adult osteopathy

Osteopathy can help with:

Musculosketal system including neck and back pain, sprains, tendinopathy, pelvic pain, joint pain

Pain related to the neurological system, such as sciatica, cruralgia, cervico brachial neuralgia

Issues related to the digestive system, including constipation, abdominal bloating, reflux, and abdominal pain

Genital and urinary track system issues, such as repeated cystitis, pain during menstruation, and menstrual cycle disorders

Cardio pulmonary system issues, including asthma and bronchitis

Arteriovenous system with headache, migraine

ENT and maxillofacial issues causing pain, locking or cracking of the jaw, otitis or sinusitis

Psychological disorders and challenges, such as stress, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders

Post-surgery symptoms (once fully healed). Following a surgical procedure after healing

Discomfort or pain following a car accident, a fall or a concussion

senior osteopathy

As the body ages, its ligaments lose their elasticity and cartilage wears out, which can lead to motor difficulties, as well as articular pains. Through its practice, the osteopath can stabilize, slow down and improve pain and function. (Please note: osteopathy does not treat disease)

In addition to assisting with the issues listed on the “Adults” tab, osteopathy can help seniors with:

Joint degeneration (arthritis, arthrosis)

Loss of mobility

Weak intestinal track (constipation)

athlete osteopathy

An athletic lifestyle at any level can subject the body to many strains that can cause discomfort and painful symptoms.

What is the purpose of an athletic osteopathic follow up?

Improves performance by treating the real causes of pain which would limit the ability to perform sport activities

Enhances muscle potentials and power, joint flexibility and breathing capabilities

Increases concentration before performance and allows optimal recovery post- activity

Can be done as a preventative measure or a curative treatment

Can help with sprains, elongation, muscle tears, falls, joint pain, tennis elbow, talalgia, pubalgia, cervicalgia, back pain, sciatica, cruralgia, difficulty concentrating, poor recovery between athletic performances, stress, etc.

What to expect during your consultation

1
Review of your medical history

This involves an examination of the patient’s background and the analysis of their supportive health file (radiography, CT scan, MRI, etc.). This is how we determine the where, since when and how the issue came about.

2
Clinical Examination

The first step in the assessment is a general observation. The practitioner then carries out a series of medical tests (orthopedic, neurological, etc.) if necessary. The last part of the assessment consists of performing osteopathic tests on the different anatomical regions of the body. At the end of these tests, the osteopath provides a specific osteopathic diagnosis to the patient.

3
Treatment

The osteopathic manual practitioner will proceed with musculoskeletal, visceral and cranio-sacral treatments, as well as strengthening exercises, all adapted specifically for the patient to correct any imbalances which may be causing discomfort and/or pain.

4
Post Consultation

Once the session is over, the practitioner will provide advice and guidance on diet, posture, sports practices, etc. They will also provide you with an osteopathic treatment plan. It is recommended to avoid exercise (sport, DIY projects, excessive activity, etc.) for 48 hours following the session and it is essential to keep well hydrated.