Perhaps one of the most common questions I am asked by new and prospective patients is “Candace, when should I see an Osteopathic Practitioner? What can you help with?” My response is: EVERYTHING!!!
Osteopathy is a gentle, natural, hands-on therapy that respects each patient as an integrated whole. Osteopathy aims to restore balance, movement and function to the body through various therapeutic manual techniques, including cranial-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, structural realignment, and soft tissue manipulation. Osteopathy considers all aspects of the individual and their complaint: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In this manner, Osteopathy nurtures everyone in a safe, unique and customized way, ultimately contributing to the body’s ability to return to, and maintain, its natural state of optimal health.
There are many reasons to see an Osteopathic Practitioner. First, and foremost, the goal of every treatment and treatment plan is to uncover and address the root cause of the complaint. Osteopathy is a natural, effective, non-invasive, drug-free treatment, that helps the body adapt to various physical changes, such as pregnancy, and recover from accident and injury. However, specific conditions and complaints can be alleviated with the help of your Osteopathic Practitioner. These include:
• Digestive complaints (i.e., constipation, gas/bloating, & IBS)
• Muscle and joint problems (i.e., sprains/strains, back pain, sciatica)
• Respiratory issues (i.e., asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia)
• Concussion management
• TMJ problems
• Anxiety and depression management
• Stress relief
• Cold/flu/sinus infections
• Pre/post: surgery, dental work, pregnancy care
• Poor immune system functioning
• And much, much more!!!
Book your appointment today to learn more about Osteopathy and discover how it can help you function at your best! Your body is your vehicle for this lifetime and it’s important to keep it tuned up and well maintained. Remember: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and means the difference between driving a broken-down beater or a sleek, well-oiled Lamborghini. Which one would you rather be driving?
Yours in health,
Candace Kakowchyk, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.