Osteopathy is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. In Canada, the Osteopath will practice only the manual medicine side of ostepathy. It is well recognised as drugless form of medicine. At the AOC, we are specifically trained to detect and correct neurological, fascial, visceral, lymphatic and musculoskeletal restrictions. Osteopaths at our clinic possess a high degree of palpatory skills through many hours practice during studies and working with experienced clinicians.
What is Osteopathy?
More often than not, when we tell someone that we are an osteopathic clinic, they immediately associate our vocation with bones, neck and/or back pain. What many do not realize, however, is that osteopathy is a form of drugless health care that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain. Since 1874, when Dr. Andrew Taylor Still gave his form of manual medicine a name “Osteopathy”, it has been recognised as a balanced, thoughtful approach to human conditions and illnesses. Osteopathy is where science intersects with art. Science being our precise knowledge of physiology and anatomy, combined with extensive clinical trials and testing; and the art being finding dis-ease through using only our hands. Osteopathy involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, supplementation and preventative health care. We have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, and adolescents) and the outcome is similar to what you will find on our testimonials page.