Osteopathy is a holistic non-invasive manual technique that focuses on treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, including joints, muscles and tendons. The techniques used are designed to correct biomechanics and improve the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems.
It is a gentle form of treatments consisting of gentle stretches to release connective tissues, strengthening unstable joints through muscle conditioning, and education
Active individuals report that treatments significantly improve their performance, runners run faster due to increased stride length, cyclists pedal faster due to improved hip mobility, and cross fitters break personal records as a result of better range of motion.
Osteopathy can help:
- General muscle aches
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc injuries
- Sport specific injuries
- Improved sleep
- Improved pain management
- Stress management
- Postural issues
- Improve flexibility and joint articulation / range of motion
In Canada, there are two groups who practice osteopathy. There are osteopaths who are doctors that received extensive training in the United States. The other group are referred to as manual osteopathic practitioners who received training at private colleges or abroad. Most extended health plans in Canada cover osteopathy treatments.
Make your goals a reality
Raz Chan’s approach to treatment and recovery is goal-oriented, actively engaging patients in their recovery for long-term results. His background in athletic (physical) and human (psychological) performance allow him to do his best work with patients that are fully engaged in their health, wellbeing and desire to return to peak performance.
Raz is a member of the Society of Osteopaths of Canada. Learn more about him here. Most extended health care plans cover osteopathy treatments. However, it is best to check with your provider first.
Life doesn’t wait, and neither should you. Call us today at 604 873-2255 to book your first osteopathic treatment.