REASONS TO CONSULT
There are few contraindications for osteopathy treatments and the osteopath possesses a rigorous academic and clinical training which enables him to detect all particular conditions necessitating a medical referral. On the other hand, in the majority of cases, the osteopath can help to find the cause of the dysfunction and therefore allow the return to health with his intervention. The reasons for consultation are different for every person, but the osteopath can help to:
- Relieve and/or eliminate pain;
- Improve function (during pregnancy, for the practice of physical activities, following a surgical intervention, etc.);
- Prevent certain injuries;
- Reduce stress and its effects;
- Improve posture and the general mobility;
- Maintain a healthy state.
In osteopathy, the global intervention aims at the following health mechanisms:
- The musculo-squeletal system;
- Postural balance;
- The fascia system;
- The visceral and digestive system;
- The circulatory system;
- The nervous system.
The musculo-squeletal system:
- Pain in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or pelvic regions;
- Headaches, migraine, neuralgia;
- Nerve compression, sciatica, herniated disc;
- Tendinitis, bursitis, capsulitis or all other inflammatory problem;
- Following a sprain, a fracture, a contusion;
- Acute or chronic pain resulting from an accident, a fall or a faulty movement.
Osteopathy is a global approach to movement. By helping the return of movement to different restricted structures, this approach can greatly help to improve posture or even correct certain postural patterns. As much for the new born, the child, the adolescent as for the adult, osteopathy is an approach of choice to develop and regain an optimal posture.
The fascia system:
Osteopathy is the therapy of bonds through fascias. A fascia is a fibro-elastic membrane which covers an anatomical structure. It is composed of connective tissue very rich in collagen fibers. The fascias are known to be passive structures in the transmission of constraints generated by muscular activity or external forces to the body. With the continuity of fascias, the osteopath will be able to make links between an old ankle sprain and a recurring lower back problem. It is by making such links and by working within the globality that osteopathy becomes a very efficient therapy.
The visceral and digestive system:
One of the particularities of osteopathy is that this approach also addresses the functional disorders related to the visceral and digestive system:
- Slow digestion;
- Stomach aches, constipation, transit disorders;
- Gastroesophageal reflux;
- Menstrual pain;
- Bronchitis, asthma, respiratory disorders;
- Disorders of the ear, nose, throat;
- Rhythm disorders;
- Mictional urgency, urinary infections.
The nervous system:
Osteopathy also addresses the nervous system to help restore a good primary respiratory movement through the action of maneuvers at the level of the cranial and sacral spheres, release tensions at the Dura mater level (spinal cord envelop) and release possible compressions at the nervous system.
WHOEVER YOU ARE, BE OSTEO!
In Quebec, osteopathy is in the process of becoming a recognized profession by the « Office des Professions du Québec (OPQ) ». Until the recognition, « Ostéopathie Québec » is the official organism representing the profession. All osteopath members of « Ostéopathie Québec » possess a university level training or the equivalent. The role of this professional association it to establish skill, quality and security criteria for the population consulting one of its members. « Ostéopathie Québec » acts as a professional order and has the role to protect the public. All the osteopaths at Inspiration graduated from the « Collège d’études ostéopathique de Montréal », one of the 3 schools in Quebec following the international training criteria (WHO).
Osteopathy is gaining popularity in the general population. More and more people consult for different problems or pain. On the other hand, people also consult as a preventive measure. They are in good health, have no pain or discomfort, but they want to prevent the appearance of pain, prepare for a life change (pregnancy), prepare for a sport event or even for better management of their stress level.
At Inspiration, our clinic is family oriented. Our youngest clients are a few days old because we are specialized in pediatrics. We also receive the children, the adolescents and their parents. The adult clientele and the elderly are at the heart of our preoccupations and the specific clientele (pregnant women, sports people, etc.) will find a therapist to answer their needs.
«Physical fitness isthe first
requisite to happiness.»
– Joseph Pilates –