We are studying Osteopathic Manual Therapy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy(CCO) a 5 year curriculum.
As Osteopathic Manual Therapy students we recognize a patient as an integrated whole. We work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. A fundamental belief of osteopathy is that alignment in the body creates greater function and expression of health. Our approach emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system for health. It is holistic approach taking into consideration the entire body. This gentle hands on approach of treatment to the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles and joints), along with the viscera (organs and related tissues) and craniosacral system is based on the belief that the body is capable of healing itself. This style of treatment goal is to assist in restoring the circulatory and neuromuscular systems by examining the relationship between structure and function of the whole body.
Our approach is based on encouraging the physiological expression of health through the body's extraordinary ability to self regulate. We are being trained to observe and understand how the connection between bones, nerves, joints, myofascial connective tissue and muscles in a specific region can have an influence on other regions of the body.
Hands-on treatments with Erin and James involves mobilization and gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal, cranio-sacral, and visceral systems as therapeutic tools used to benefit and treat the person as a whole. Through gentle manipulations we enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and self regulate.