Osteopathy is a manual art and science that we offer at our Cochrane clinic.
We are Students of the Canadian College of Osteopathy(CCO) a 5 year curriculum.
As Manual Osteopathy 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. Manual Osteopathy approach to healthcare 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. Manual Osteopathy aids in restoring the circulatory and neuromuscular systems by examining the relationship between structure and function of the whole body.
As Cochrane Osteopathic Manual Therapy students, our approach is based on encouraging the physiological expression of health through the body's extraordinary ability to self regulate. We are 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 our Cochrane osteopathic manual therapy approach 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.
Manual Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care. Through gentle manipulations we enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and self regulate.
"Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health."
– Adelle Davis
One of the first things my mentor Nathalie, from Consensio Clinic in Canmore, said when I began studying Manual Osteopathy is "look for the health". We feel so grateful to be going into our 2nd and 4th year of Manual Osteopathy.
We love helping our clients live their healthiest lives.
We are delighted to be a part of the Banff Yoga Festival again this year. We have a booth in the market offering Face Readings, massage and manual therapy to keep you aligned and healthy all weekend.
Erin is teaching her Chakra Reading workshop http://banffyogafestival.com/festival-schedule/
Click on the link to buy your tickets for this beautiful heart entered event. Use the promo code ERINCHABA for a 15% off your purchase. Limit number of spots and tickets are going fast.
See you there.
Photo by the talented Desiles Photography
Most people initially come in with the mentality can you "fix" me.
I facilitate and suport the body in adjusting so that health can express itself. This depends on the willingness of the client to let go. What I do is support the opportunity to let go and rebalance. This is a collaborative effort between myself and my clients.
When space is created to observe, without an agenda, the body shows the best way back to health, better than I could ever facilitate on my own.
Manual Osteopathy treats the body as a whole rather than just addressing individual symptoms. This approach focuses on the relationship between the function and structure of the body.
By assessing the whole body as a unit and not just the area that is of your symptoms creates lasting health. A fundamental principle of osteopathy is that the entire body must be working properly in order to achieve optimal health.
Tap into your own healing potential and book a session today.
Why I study Osteopathy ~ Erin Chaba
I noticed osteopath was on my health plan from work, so I thought I would give it a try. Within the first minute of my visual evaluation with Nathalie (tremendously talented Osteo in Canmore at Consensio Clinic) she asked what occurred with my clavicle? It's the only bone I have ever broken, it happened when I was a couple months old.
The numerous physio's, chiropractors, massage therapists, body workers I've seen throughout my life had never mentioned anything about seeing it. If I had mentioned it, it was passed over as too old to do anything with it or that clavicle are not important as they are not weight bearing.
Within one session the difference I felt in my body was remarkable. Every session I have, I am amazed at the areas that get addressed like organ placement, health of bone yielding, the interconnections of the entire body from head to toe.
I was a little sad after my fist few sessions. I had so many injuries/areas that had never been addressed even though I had been active in receiving a variety of health modalities. I decided to study Osteopathy because of the difference it makes in my life. I want this remarkable practice to have greater availability in my home province.
Photo Taken at Pura Botanicals in Edmonton.