Osteopathy for Better Health
What Is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathy is a science of healing which places an emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body. It relies on manual contact for structural diagnosis and treatment. Osteopathy is a client-centered, rather than a disease-centered, form of health care.
Osteopathic practitioners utilize a wide-variety of therapeutic manual techniques dictated by their understanding of osteopathic principles and the structural individuality of each client. Through manual manipulation, osteopathic practitioners are able to influence all areas of the body in order to optimize the body’s intrinsic self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms. Osteopathic manipulative treatment is used as a means of facilitating these normal mechanisms by addressing areas of tissue strain, stress or dysfunction that may impede normal neural, vascular, or lymphatic flow.
Practitioners provide treatment based on their understanding of Osteopathic principles and not individual techniques. As such, the way in which they assess their patients and integrate patient management, duration, frequency, and choice of technical application, are distinctive aspects of their practice.
The goal of treatment is to:
● Get to the root cause of the problem rather than to simply treat symptoms
● Relieve pain, discomfort, and inflammation
● Improve motion restrictions
● Improve circulation and lymphatic drainage
● Encourage the body’s innate ability to self heal and self regulate
Anna Wall, M.OMSc.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
After having her own personal success through osteopathic treatment, Anna knew this was her path and wanted to share the benefits of osteopathy with her community.
Anna is a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, where she earned her Master of Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Sciences (M.OMSc). She is a certified Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in Ontario, and a professional member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA).
Anna’s keen understanding of human anatomy, physiology and collective mechanics (how each part of the body is interrelated and affected), allows her to ensure that each patient receives a safe, effective and highly personalized treatment during each session – whether that be to treat an acute injury or a chronic condition.
During her 4 years in of dedicated studies, Anna completed more than 4000 hours of supervised classroom education and 1000 hours of supervised practical training in the student clinic. This dedicated focus, in addition to experience in her clinical practice, helps Anna to continually learn from her patients and evolve to be a better practitioner who delivers the best possible care.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each person must go through an initial health history and assessment for your practitioner to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
Initial intake and treatment (45 minutes)
Follow Up treatments (30 mins) $75.00
Please wear loose and comfortable clothing to each treatment. This allows me to better assess and treat you, while also allowing you to stay comfortable throughout your treatment.
Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork. You’ll want to allow 45 minutes for your initial appointment, and 20-30 minutes for follow-up treatments.
Staying on schedule not only ensures a complete and effective treatment for you, it also allows me to offer the same quality treatments to other patients.
HOW TO BOOK
Located within the Stillwater Float Centre, at 457 Plains Rd E unit 111, Burlington, ON L7T 0B8