“What Is Osteopathy?”

Osteopath
Osteopathy is a holistic complementary health care that works with your body in order to re-establish balance. Classical osteopathy places emphasis on the principle that the body is a fully integrated unit of function that is self healing & self regulating. The way that an Osteopath works is through their understanding of the relationship that exists between the body’s structure and function, & how they influence one another.

For example, a poor posture where the individual is in a prolonged slouched position will increase the pressure in the abdomen through the direct mechanical force applied by the ribs. Some symptoms that an individual may experience from this include poor digestion, something that a large percentage of the population suffers from. The severity of the symptoms may also depend on the extent of the posture. In addition, this works in reverse as well. An upset stomach may cause an individual to lean over in an effort to reduce the amount of pain being experienced, thus the structure now becomes altered by the function.

Anatomical knowledge has been the cornerstone of osteopathy since it was initially founded. However, understanding normal for a particular individual requires the practitioner to have a certain level of clinical experience as well as being effective in comparative analysis. A skilled practitioner of osteopathy will always listen first to what the body is telling them & then act according to how the body demands.

When To See Your Osteopath

Osteopathy may be used for a variety of reasons including preventive care, maintenance, alleviating aches & pains, recovering from an injury or accident, or freeing up restrictions in the body that may be holding you back from your daily activities or goals.

Meet Stephanie Froll, OMP (Cand.)

Stephanie Froll Osteopath Guelph

Our OMP candidate, Stephanie Froll, is a student of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She has thus far completed 3.5/4 years of the Masters program offered & is set to graduate towards the end of this year. Her graduation will signify that she has reached the academic level as dictated by the governing body, & as well will have completed 1000 hours of hands on clinical work at their student clinic. These standards of practice also meet with the standards set by CLHEA (The Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association), which will allow Stephanie, upon graduation, to take the exam for the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA).

Stephanie is qualified in a variety of techniques including, but not limited to:

– Myofascial Release

– Muscle Energy

– Oscillatory Osteoarticular Release

– Strain & Counterstrain

– Cranial Sacral Therapy

– Ligamentous Articular Release

– Visceral Technique – Neurolymphatic Reflex

– Lymphatic Drainage Treatment

– Trigger Point & Ganglia Reflex Treatment

Osteopathic Care Now Available in Guelph at Two Rivers Health!
Contact us with any questions about how osteopathy can help you reach your health and wellness goals, or book your osteopathic treatment online. We will be looking forward to meeting with you in the near future!

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