What to Expect From an Osteopathic Treatment

The interesting comment that I always hear from my clients is “it’s amazing that you are doing something but it’s so gentle” It is surprising to many that such a gentle touch can have such an effect. The neat thing about osteopathy is that the manual practitioner develops a skill in order to palpate the tissues of the body. This includes the tissues and organs of all of the systems that allow us to function. It’s the gentle touch that the body responds to and is then able to essentially reset itself towards it’s health. Sometimes we need more than a few sessions to achieve this goal but given the opportunity, the body is then able to heal on its own. This is the main goal that osteopathic treatment aims to achieve. It is gentle yet very effective for a number of conditions and all individuals.


Sports Injury Therapy / Athletic Therapy

Advanced training in Sports Injury Therapy or Athletic Therapy involves injury assessment and rehabilitation. Treating a wide range of patients using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescriptions, and even bracing and taping, the goal is to help the patient return to usual activities more quickly and safely. Anyone can benefit – from a child who plays competitive sports, to an older adult recovering from knee or hip replacement surgery.

Alix Ryan RMT, Michelle Dougherty RMT, and James Noordam RMT each have advanced training in Sports Massage Therapy, Clinical Athletic Taping, and are each candidates for certification with the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association.