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 Mississauga?
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 Mississauga
1. Physio Osteo Clinic
Mira Miskovic PT, Cert. MDT, MCPA, M.OMSc is an osteopathic manual practitioner and registered physiotherapist who specializes in helping people who had limited or no results with previous treatments, people who believe that nothing else can be done due to their MRI or X-ray results, get back to normal, being mobile and active, without harmful pills, injections or surgeries.
I saw Mira for ankle arthritis that I have suffered for 2+ years. I had seen multiple practitioners earlier, but I would say that she is the most experienced and best of all. She really knows the human body very well and I wish I had come here at the beginning itself. I would recommend anyone suffering from any similar injury to come see Mira!
Address: 250 Dundas St W #405, Mississauga, ON L5B 1J2, Canada
2. The Health First Group - Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Massage
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Milton, and Etobicoke, The Health First Group offers a wide range of services, which include:
- massage therapy
- shockwave therapy
- cold laser therapy
- vestibular physiotherapy
- pelvic floor physiotherapy
- spinal decompression
- motor vehicle accident rehab
Additionally, the clinic can help provide you with customized orthotics, stocking compressions, and braces to improve and support you through your day-to-day activities.
If you are looking for the best physiotherapy, look no further. The staff here are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I don't know what I would have done without them. They have helped me so much since my car accident! I love the fact that they really listen to their patients. Thanks Health First Group!
Address: 6981 Millcreek Dr, Mississauga, ON L5N 6B8, Canada
3. Integrated Bodywork
PhysioChiroWellness offers integrated health care solutions including Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and Massage Therapy.
Their professionals are highly trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in order to achieve and maintain optimal health in our patients.
Dr. Shaboo is a skilled diagnostic chiropractor. Through education and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment she is helping me make lifestyle changes to strengthen muscles, use support devices and understand what my challenges are and how to improve my back health. She cares and her authenticity is always encouraging.
Address: 3180 Ridgeway Dr #38, Mississauga, ON L5L 5S7, Canada
4. Elyse Matthews, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, RMT
Elyse has been working in the manual therapy world since graduating from Georgian College for Massage Therapy in 2009.
After many years working in clinics as an RMT, Elyse went back to school to study Osteopathy, to better help her patients and better understand the human body.
Elyse graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy ins April of 2017 and is using both her combined education and years in practice to bring health and vitality to those in her community.
She strives to better help her patients and is using her learned knowledge of the human body and its connections and injuries in her practice.
I was referred to Elyse Matthews during my pregnancy & could not be happier with my decision to make my first appointment . Elyse is so friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that I had throughout my pregnancy. My sleep and pregnancy pains were significantly improved after seeing Elyse only a few times!
Address: 99 Queen St S, Mississauga, ON L5M 1K7, Canada