What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle, hands-on, manual therapy that looks for and treats the cause of dysfunction and pain. Our primary objective is to obtain your body’s optimal alignment in order for it to function optimally.

Osteopathy was developed in the late 1800s by an American physician named Andrew Taylor Still.

There are four primary tenets which govern osteopathic treatments:

  1. The structure of the body governs it’s function.
  2. The body has self healing and self regulating properties.
  3. The body is a functional unit.
  4. The role of the artery is absolute.

Osteopathy can be helpful in treating a variety of health related issues such as, but not limited to:


    Mobility issues

    Circulatory issues

    Urogenital issues

    Digestive issues

    Overall health and wellness

    Nervous system issues

Osteopathy is still in its relative infancy in Canada. And as such we are still in the process of regulation. It’s important to know that not all osteopathic education in Canada is equal.

To see if your osteopathic manual practitioner is properly educated please use the search option in www.osteopathyontario.org

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