Oakville Osteopathic Techniques

Osteopathy is a holistic treatment method that works by examining and treating the entire body. There is a reciprocal relationship between the structure and the function of the body; problems with the structure can manifest themselves as problems with the function, and vice versa. In a similar manner, the treatment and correction of the structure of the body can help to improve the function. Healthy bodies have a tendency to move and function in a certain way. Using a highly trained sense of touch, an osteopathic evaluation can identify problems by assessing how the body moves. Using this method, it is possible to identify the source of troublesome symptoms of existing conditions, and also address issues in their earliest stages by correcting the structural relationships before problems compound.

Here at Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre, we appreciate that osteopathy can be extremely gentle therapy. Both assessment and treatment can consist of the soft and gentle movement of joints and soft tissues. Mobilization of these parts of your body can help restore balance to the nervous system and organ function, and enhance the body’s vitality and adaptability.

What kind of conditions can osteopathy treat?

Osteopathy has success treating a wide selection of ailments. It is proven to be extremely effective in relieving musculo-skeletal pain and can favourably influence many problems such as:

  • Low back and sacro-iliac pain
  • Neck pain or whiplash
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Repetitive strains, such as carpal tunnel and tennis elbow
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems
  • Hip, pelvis, knee, ankle and foot problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Painful periods
  • Digestive issues
  • Circulation problems

If you are experiencing chronic or acute pain, if you find something is slowing you down or if you wish to benefit from more optimal health and sense what that can feel like, consider booking an appointment. We will evaluate your situation and determine how best we can help you.