Osteopathy is a gentle yet precise manual therapy identifying areas of the body that are not moving as they should be. Using a holistic approach to locating and treating the source of symptoms to restore function to the body, osteopathic techniques assess, treat and integrate all of the tissues and joints of the body to restore the relationships between them to reduce pain, improve mobility, address respiratory concerns, and restore health to the body's musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, and nervous systems.
Osteopathy aims to restore the body's ability to circulate all of its fluids, including blood, lymph, synovial fluid, digestive juices, cerebrospinal fluid, axoplasm and intracellular and extracellular fluids by removing structural blockages that impede circulation. These blockages include rotations, curves, or pulls in the body, misaligned bones, organs or soft tissues, and even emotional patterns like holding your breath or raising your shoulders during times of stress!
Myofascial Release: restoring normalcy to the muscles and surrounding tissues
Muscle Energy: creating muscle relaxation through contraction
Strain/counter strain: relaxing and repositioning the joints
Osteoarticular Corrections: gentle realignment of the bones
Craniosacral techniques: gentle movement of the skull
Visceral mobilization: gentle mobilization of the organs
Your Osteopathic treatment begins with a discussion about your health history, your chief complaint, traumas and surgeries, and medical interventions you have received. Once your practitioner deems it safe to continue, we’ll complete an assessment by using observation and palpation of the structures of the body. Following appointments are then directed toward helping your body regain its optimal ability to circulate fluids unimpeded and in sufficient quantity! To remain comfortable during your treatment, we'll ask that you remove your shoes and recommend wearing loose clothing that you can move in and avoid wearing excessive jewellery, watches, and belts!
At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our health professionals and front desk staff put you first. With everything you need to start living a life with more energy, strength, and joy under one roof, we support your physical and emotional health no matter where you're at. With free parking on site, an accessible ground-level entrance, an online booking calendar and patient portal, and direct billing and telemedicine options available, our Stoney Creek-based naturopathic clinic is here to provide you with compassionate, reliable care 12 hours a day, including evenings and weekends.