Who We HelpOsteopaths Vancouver, Athletic Therapists Vancouver
At Ananta Wellness & Osteopathy, we specialize in working one-on-one with people of all ages who fall into three groups:
- People who have sustained an injury while playing a sport or being physically active. Often these are people who may not have found relief with conventional physiotherapy or other forms of treatment and want to try a different approach.
- People who suffer from old injuries that have not completely recovered, chronic pain, and nagging aches and pains. Similarly, these individuals have not found complete relief in their symptoms and issues continue to chronically plague them, causing ongoing distress and impact on their lives.
- People who are actively involved in improving their personal health and quality of life. Often these are people who suffer from a condition that affect their day-to-day activities. In many instances these are people who come to manage chronic issues and to prevent future flare-ups.
Our specialty areas are listed below:
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. An individual’s level of pain can vary considerably, feeling a range of symptoms such as stiffness, tenderness, spasm and mild to very severe pain. This pain can come on suddenly or gradually increase over time. Osteopathic practitioners are well known for treating pain and patients report high satisfaction with treatment. A wide variety of gentle manual (hands-on) techniques are utilized depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis. Treatment plans will vary with every individual and sometimes may involve treating other areas of the body that may be contributing the dysfunction causing the pain.
Cranio-sacral therapy is one of the many osteopathic manipulative techniques that may be used to effectively reduced symptoms of a wide range of issues in both children and adults. It stimulates healing by using a gentle pressure to treat the skeleton, membranous tissue and components of the central nervous system such as the brain and spinal cord. This subtle and rhythmic motion of the cranio-sacral unit is vital to an individuals overall health and is used to treat a number of conditions including: migraines and headaches, disturbed sleep, back and neck pain, irritable bowel syndrome, sinus infections, TMJ syndrome, vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), concussions, and children who have sustained birth or head trauma and experience symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Whether you are in your teenage or your postmenopausal years, osteopathic manual therapy can assist in improving many common women’s heath issues, including: painful menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, pelvic floor weakness, incontinence, pregnancy, post-partum and fertility. Our treatment team has an understanding of the complexity and multifactorial contributors to a number of women’s health issues and can assist in improving symptoms and quality of life by using a variety of osteopathic techniques and health strategies. This may include spinal and pelvic mobilizations, as well as, gentle visceral and cranio-sacral techniques. It is important to understand the cause and underlying issues that may be contributing to the dysfunction. Since many women’s health issues are multifactorial our team may, but not necessarily, recommend other allied health practitioners in the community such as, nutritionists, naturopaths and/or psychologists to offer a global and full team treatment approach.
A concussion results from a force directed toward the cranium either as direct impact, a whipping motion, such as, whip-lash from a car accident or a axial force from a hard fall on your tail bone. The force causes an altered level of consciousness and results in neurologic dysfunction that impact an individual’s quality of life. Our team has extensive training in not only osteopathic manual techniques that can help to restore overall daily function but also concussion protocols for safely and successfully returning you back to sport or the workplace. Key factors that contribute to the success of rehabilitation involve removing the traumatic imprint, treating the areas of the body that are impeded the body to circulate all of it’s fluids and respecting the body limitations and healing timelines. Osteopathic manual techniques may include spinal mobilization, visceral manipulation and treatment of cranio-sacral unit such as the brain and spinal cord.
Our team will provide a holistic osteopathic approach to improving your digestive health. Some common conditions our team has experience treating are irritable bowl syndrome (IBS), hernias, constipation, gastrointestinal pain and acid reflex. The osteopathic approach is successful by understanding the cause and not just solely the symptoms you are experiencing. The osteopathic practitioner will consider the structural and bio-mechanical contributors, as well as, the emotional and biochemical influences. The symptoms you are feeling may be a result of an imbalance in any or all three of these areas and how they all interrelate with one another. Osteopathic manual techniques will improve overall motility, mobility and circulation of the digestive system, while appreciating the osteopathic philosophy that the body has a natural ability to self-regulate and heal itself.
Is Osteopathy Right for You?
Osteopathy and Athletic Therapy are useful for treating a number of injuries and conditions, utilizing a whole body healing approach.
To effectively reduce pain, improve mobility and speed up recovery, you must understand the interrelationships between the systems and layers of the human body including, the muscular, fascial, visceral, and circulatory and nervous systems.
Our team includes osteopathic practitioners and athletic therapists Vancouver. We can help with:
- Pain, aches or stiffness due to an injury
- Poor digestion: symptoms of bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea
- Menstrual distress/Endrometriosis/Cysts: pain, cramping, irregular cycle
- Post Concussion Syndrome: symptoms of headaches, nausea, dizziness, restlessness, tinnitus, irritability, fatigue, cognitive impairment
- Poor sleep due to pain and an inability to find a comfortable sleeping position
- Frustration because being in pain limits you from doing the things you want
- Uncertainty or fear of performing activities that may make the pain worse, or cause further injury
- A long recovery period and frustration that you are not better by now
- Little or no benefit from alternate forms of treatment
- Trouble returning back to your sport or job following an injury or limiting condition.