THE PRACTICE

988 Richards Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3B6

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Tel: 604-446-2515

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm 

​​Saturday: Closed ​

Sunday: Closed

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OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the neurological, musculoskeletal and visceral systems functioning smoothly together.  

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The human body is a complex self-organizing biological system. After stress, a healthy body will try to reorganize itself back to its original layout. However, if there is altered neurology, biomechanical deviations, muscle imbalance or inappropriate environment, the body’s ability to recover may be jeopardized creating a dysfunction. 

A number of complex interacting factors, such as previous injuries, surgery, muscle weakness and illnesses can create a chain of dysfunctions.  In order to get the job done, the brain-body system develop compensation strategies (e. g. a weak muscle will be compensated by another stronger muscle taking over the workload).  These compensations usually involve less efficient motor programs which, in the long-term, overload other tissues and may predispose a segment to injury.

Untreated compensatory patterns can accumulate over time, increasing the stresses on the body, until, at some point, the system collapses.Then, a small physical or emotional stress may trigger a symptom, whether near or distant to the original dysfunction area. 

Osteopathic treatments employ a "hands-on" holistic approach focused on the primary cause of the problem and its compensatory patterns. It uses therapeutic manual techniques, such as physical manipulation, stretching and massage to improve the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and help your body’s own healing mechanisms.

Advice for your specific condition is also given. Appropriate self care recommendation is provided on exercise prescription, life-style, emotional and psychological well-being to promote health performance, prevent injuries and symptoms recurring.

Osteopathy can help you with:

  • Neck and back pain 

  • Headaches

  • Sleep or energy issues

  • Sports injuries

  • Concussion

  • Chronic and acute pain

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Joint or muscle pain

  • Digestive, respiratory or menstrual problems

  • Pre and post-natal support

  • Jaw dysfunction

  • Nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms