Services - Osteopath Vancouver
Treatment can help eliminate pain, improve movement, reduce fatigue, improve overall strength and function, prevent further injury and re-condition you back to sport, work or day-to-day activities. In addition, our therapeutic approach can help with relieving symptoms and distress associated with digestion, menstruation, and concussion. We have been using a manual therapy approach to help people just like you to manage symptoms and speed recovery for years. This is made possible by assessing and treating the body as a whole, including its foundation and all its contents. We have studied non-conventional approaches to healing including Cranio-sacral therapy, Endocranial Spasm, Strain Counter Strain, Muscle Energy Technique, Functional Normalization and Myofacial Release. All of which will help restore movement, balance, and improved health.
Learn more about the osteopathic services and treatments we offer:
Muscle Energy Technique
It is a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed physician counterforce.
Joint mobilization is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.
The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat dysfunction, resulting pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.
A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to “tune into the craniosacral rhythm”. Craniosacral therapy treats mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
A therapeutic technique used to restore normalization of position, motion and function of a structure; this is accomplished by specific directed positioning of a joint into the ease of the tissue strain.
Strain Counter Strain
It is a system of diagnosis and treatment that considers the dysfunction to be a continuing, inappropriate strain reflex, which is inhibited by applying a position of mild strain in the direction exactly opposite to that of the reflex; this is accomplished by specific directed positioning about the point of tenderness to achieve the desired therapeutic response.
Core Strengthening and Physical Reconditioning
Core stability relates to the bodily region bounded by the abdominal wall, the pelvis, the lower back and the diaphragm and its ability to stabilize the body during movement. Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being), and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations).
Postural Correction Poor posture is the posture that results from certain muscles tightening up or shortening while others lengthen and become weak which often occurs as a result of one’s daily activities. There are different factors which can impact on posture and they include alignment and imbalances within your own body, occupational activities and biomechanical factors such as force and repetition.
It is a procedure that uses tape, attached to the skin, to physically keep in place muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery. Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries.