THE APPROACH IN OSTEOPATHY
Osteopathy is a complementary medicine based on precise palpatory actions. This global approach is based on the thorough and rigorous study of the body’s anatomy and physiology. The osteopath’s objective is to improve posture, mobility and function of different structures of the organism by treating the causes at the origin of the pain, the symptoms or the functional disorders. Thus, this approach allows releasing the restrictions in a global manner to permit the body’s self-regulation.
At every session, the osteopath’s work consists in evaluating the patient’s condition consulting him. In order to do this, he completes a global health assessment to properly evaluate all the spheres potentially influencing the patient’s condition. Afterwards, he carries out an objective evaluation with a series of precise palpatory tests. Following this evaluation, the osteopath will be able to set a treatment plan adapted to the patient’s condition. The objective afterwards will be to release and bring back movement to the bones, the joints, the soft tissues, the viscera and certain restricted cranial structures, and therefore let the health express itself.
Since osteopathy is a global approach, each person is evaluated and treated from the head to the feet. Given the important amount of osteopathic techniques used and the different approaches, each treatment is different and adapted to the person consulting.
WHOEVER YOU ARE, BE OSTEO!
At every session, the osteopath’s work consists in bringing back movement to the different restricted or blocked structures with palpatory manual techniques and therefore let the natural body function to express itself fully. The osteopath will establish with the patient an adapted treatment plan, respecting one’s needs and objectives and according to the subjective and objective evaluation he will carry out. The osteopath works in collaboration with your doctor or all other health care professional acting in your health file.
The evaluation and treatment in osteopathy are carried out in underwear to allow the osteopath’s analysis of posture and the global body mobility. If you are not comfortable in underwear, you can put on light sportswear. The consultation lasts 45 to 60 minutes. We ask you to arrive 10 minutes before your first appointment to fill in a health questionnaire which will afterwards be reviewed with the osteopath.
Receipts in osteopathy are given for every consultation and are recognized by most insurance companies. It is important to verify with your insurance company for the possible coverage of charges in osteopathy and the modalities which differ according to the insurance company you deal with.
All the osteopaths of the Inspiration team followed a complete training at the « Collège d’Étude ostéopathique de Montréal » (CEO), one of the 3 schools recognized in Quebec by « Ostéopathie Québec». The CEO offers a 5 years rigorous and complete training which follows the criteria of the « World Health Organization » (WHO) and comprises basic health science courses in: anatomy, physiology and pathology, as well as the osteopathy specialized courses.
The complete training includes more than 2000 class hours and 1000 clinical training hours. Afterwards, the students must achieve a graduate level training in order to receive their « diplôme d’ostéopathe » (D.O.) and be admitted at « Ostéopathie Québec », the biggest osteopath grouping in Quebec. The graduate level training lasts 2 years part time and two sections are available: a clinical research with the writing of a dissertation or a clinical internship with production of an essay.
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«Life is movement.»
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