Why I study Osteopathy ~ Erin Chaba
My beginning in the health and wellness field started with Psychosomatic therapy. It is the study of how our thought patterns and emotions effect our physicality. I was satisfied with my work but but as I grew in the field I began having more clients where theirs issues were stuck in their tissues and no matter how dedicated they were to changing their mental emotional patterns we were not getting as good of results as I wanted.
My best mentors at the time all had massage therapy as their first career before Psychosomatic Therapy. So I signed up for the next RMT training. This offered a wonderful new tool kit for a time but again I reached a point where the Psychosomatic tool kit and massage tool kit were only taking me so far with my clients. I was sensing much more going on with my clients but was unsure as how to support these new layers that were presenting themselves.
I noticed osteopathy 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 Manual Osteopath in Canmore at Consensio Clinic, asked what occurred with my clavicle ? It's the only bone I have ever broken in my life, 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 all dismissed my clavicle break when I brought it up so I stopped mentioning it.
Within one manual osteopathy session the difference I felt in my neck, clavicle, shoulders and general health was different then I had felt from other modalities. My second session focused on balancing my pelvis. I have had excruciating period pain my entire life, after my second treatment to this day my pain had been 50% reduced.
After my first few sessions I reflected on how I had so many injuries/areas that had never been addressed even though I had been active in receiving a variety treatments from different health modalities like chiropractic, physio, massage ect... I was inspired by the difference I felt in body enough to commit to 5 years of study and 1-2 years to complete a thesis. I want this remarkable practise to have greater availability in my home province. This is why I study Manual Osteopathy.
4th Year Student of CSO