The practice of manual osteopathy combines current medical knowledge with the osteopathic philosophy. Scientific plausibility and evidence-based outcomes have a high priority in patient treatment and case management. Manual osteopathy is a patient centred approach to health care rather than disease centred.
The Massage Therapy Act, 1991, the provincial legislation for Massage Therapy in Ontario, defines the practice of Massage Therapy as “the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.” This is referred to as the Scope of Practice.
After your schedule your consultation with one of our practitioners, we will go through your health history, perform an in-depth examination, and explain our findings in great detail so you are well educated about your condition and what we can do to help.
We can appreciate that not everyone will respond the same to certain treatments and some patients may be more comfortable to certain treatments. This is why we will give you several different treatment options for your condition. We will explain each option in great detail and what you should expect from each. After discussion, we will come to the right treatment plan for you.
We not only provide clinical treatment for your condition – we also provide you with referrals to other healthcare providers, custom home exercise prescription, nutrition advise, and more! Once you’re condition has been corrected, we will discuss with you how and what you can do to help prevent it from coming back!
Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promotes accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain. SW is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful areas which promotes regeneration and the reparative process of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
TECAR therapy is a form of combined contact diathermy and electrotherapy. It is a medical practice that applies electromagnetic energy to biological tissue. The electromagnetic frequency applied originates from the radiofrequency spectrum. Unlike electrotherapy it does not provoke muscle contraction.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique for balancing the flow of energy life force of the body – called ‘qi’ energy. This is practiced with the use of needles (sterile, one-time-use, disposable filiform needles) inserted through a person’s skin at specific points of the body called acupuncture points. There are various disorders treated with the use of acupuncture. There is also increased use of this method for treating pain and relief from discomfort.