Osteopathic treatment can be helpful for a wide range of ailments and conditions. Treatment generally involves removing strains, restrictions, and old injury patterns from the body through gentle manipulation.
As the affected area of the body comes to balance the patient’s own healing intelligence is given a chance to do its work. In this way, the treatments address both acute and long-standing conditions, even those that have been resistant to change.
In addition to addressing specific conditions, osteopathic treatments consider the whole body, and will often result in an increased feeling of well-being in the patient.
What happens during a visit to the osteopath?
A visit to a D.O. is much like a visit to your family doctor. The D.O. will ask you questions about your medical history, physical condition, and lifestyle.
However, the physical exam of your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons will be more extensive than with your family doctor. During the physical, the D.O. may:
- Look at your posture, spine, and balance
- Check your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Use his hands to manipulate your back, legs, or arms
They may also measure changes in your skin temperature and sweat gland activity. If needed, the D.O. will order X-rays and laboratory tests.
When the results are in, the D.O. will make a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan for you that may include prescription medications.
For problems involving the bones, muscles, tendons, tissues, or spine, many D.O.s use OMTs. There are two categories of OMT procedures: direct and indirect.
In direct OMT, "problem," or "tight" tissues are moved (by the D.O., the person being treated, or both) toward the areas of tightness. In indirect OMT, the D.O. pushes the "tight" tissues away, in the opposite direction of the muscle's resistance.
The D.O. holds the tissues in this position until the tight muscle relaxes.
What illnesses and conditions respond well to osteopathy?
Most osteopathic doctors use many of the medical and surgical treatments used by medical doctors. OMTs are used to treat a variety of health problems, both musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal.
The best scientific evidence shows that OMTs are most effective for back and neck pain. In fact, you may be able to reduce the amount of pain medication you are taking for back pain if you receive OMTs as part of your therapy.
Some preliminary evidence also shows that OMTs may be helpful for:
- Low back pain
- Ankle injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Neck pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Recovery after surgery
- Menstrual pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pregnancy and labor
How much does an osteopath cost in London Ontario?
The cost of osteopathic treatment depends on the fee set out by the particular osteopath. Typically, an hour appointment will cost between $60 to $130 per hour.
The number of appointments will depend on the complexity and severity of the particular condition.
Some private healthcare insurance plans cover osteopathic treatment; you should consult the details of your plan carefully before starting treatment.
Here Are The Best Osteopaths in London Ontario
1. Osteopathy RMT Relief Clinic
Gerardo Ponce is a Registered Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (D.O.M.P.) and Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) with theOntario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals, and College of Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, completed his studies at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy and Academy of Acupuncture and integrative Medicine in Toronto
With his commitment to continuing education, he has obtained advanced 6 levels of training in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute which includes SomatoEmotional release (Releasing negative experiences or emotions embeded in tissues with craniosacral therapy assistance).
I have been suffering from my neck, back and shoulders and I went to an osteopath for the first time. I started seeing Gerardo Ponce for osteopathy and massage therapy and the treatment is absolutely amazing. I felt like he has the healing power and felt so much better after the treatment. He is so kind, honest and wants to help his patients with his knowledge and compassion. I am so thankful with his expertise and would definitely highly recommend his excellent service.
Address: 724 Adelaide St N, London, ON N5Y 2L5, Canada
2. Goodwill Healing
Goodwill Healing is a family-based practice with over 18 years of experience in the art and science of naturally based health care.
Working as a team, we draw off the various skillsets of each associate to come up with the very best options for you to improve your health, set goals, and be liberated from the confines which are restricting you from living an optimal life.
The associates at Goodwill Healing are independent practitioners who have been highly educated at the most prestigious schools in Canada today.
I highly recommend Goodwill Healing! I was dealing with debilitating neck pain, which has improved drastically since I became a client. I continue to go for routine visits to maintain good health. So happy I'm able to workout again and live life with much less pain!
Address: 747 Hyde Park Rd #111, London, ON N6H 5W9, Canada
3. Mend Osteopathy
Mend Osteopathy offers specialized osteopathic treatments for babies and children.
From newborns to adolescents, osteopathy can aid in the health and wellbeing of your child. Manual osteopathic treatment can be effective at alleviating digestive upset or colic, aiding with latch and feeding issues or addressing injury resulting from traumatic birth.
Using a gentle and therapeutic approach, your practitioner will assess the sensitive tissues of your child to determine if there are any structural dysfunctions within their bodies.
What can I say that the lovely people below haven't already covered! If you are looking for EFFECTIVE and KNOWLEDGEABLE treatments then you have come to the right place! Mallory is fantastic at what she does! She is gentle yet thorough. She offers comprehensive explanations and great visuals to aid in understanding where the issues are coming from and how to maintain them outside of the clinic!
Address: 370 Queens Ave, London, ON N6B 1X6, Canada
4. London Health Osteopathy
Bashar is an international graduated physician. He practiced medicine overseas for over 10 years in the areas of Anesthesiology and Intensive care with an extensive experience in Aero-medical transport of critically ill patients (by Helicopter).
Bashar was involved in many orthopaedic surgeries beside treating Motor vehicle accident patients. He has found a deep interest in manual medicine and decided to complement his knowledge by attending Osteopathy College in Toronto.
I had an amazing appointment with Bashar. I was nervous going because of a previous injury but, he was so patient and explained everything that he was going to do. He made my experience amazing by finding what I wanted which was mobility. I can't thank him enough. I left feeling so much better and I still fell amazing. He gave me simple but effective exercises to do at home so eventually I will be back to the the better me. Thank you again Bashar you helped me so much.
Address: 151 Pine Valley Blvd #5, London, ON N6K 3T6, Canada