Osteopathy is both an Art and a Science.
The Science in Osteopathy is the study and understanding of human anatomy and physiology as well as pathology, embryology, and biomechanics. It involves putting together the rationale for how these anatomical structures and physiological processes are interrelated and how they impact the function of the body.
The Art of Osteopathy comes into play through the application of various manual therapy techniques in a manner where the practitioner is completely present and in-tune with their patient, in a constant dialogue with the tissues and goes beyond analytical thinking and requires careful practice and presence.
To find an Osteopathic Practitioner in your area, visit www.osteopathybc.ca/members-list
One of the most common reasons people see Osteopathic Practitioners is pain, especially chronic and complex pain.
While manual osteopathy offers a unique, whole-person approach using hands-on techniques, the key to managing chronic and complex pain requires more than just skilled hands.
It requires understanding:
Up to date research on pain science
Which exercise interventions will help
How nutrition may factor in your pain experience
The effect of thought patterns and behaviours on pain
How hyper-sensitivity can manifest in the body and what to do about it
OsteopathyBC Practitioners have a minimum of 4 years education in Osteopathy with many holding two (or more) professional designations. As osteopathy is still unregulated in BC, ensure that your Osteopathic Practitioner has the best tools to be a part of your pain management team.
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From the heart and mind of Multidimensional Health