“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

My name is Stephanie Froll and I am a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO). I hold the title of M.OMSc (Masters of Osteopathic Manipulative Science) and have been in practice since April 2016. I began my practice in Woodstock but relocated to Guelph and Milton in the beginning of 2018.
As an osteopathic practitioner, I am committed to keeping the Guelph and Milton community healthy. Each assessment and treatment is customized to meet your personal needs and is provided in a safe and effective manner. I guarantee the highest level of care in each treatment.

How do I do it? I help individuals reach their health goals through preventive, rehabilitative and performance based care. To some,  Osteopathy may seem like any other hands on modality, however, what sets us apart is not the techniques themselves, but the application of said techniques through a set of principles. These principles include the understanding  of how the body is a dynamic unit of function and that it is both self healing and self regulating. The part of my career that I am most passionate about is giving individuals back their health through mobility and balance.

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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