OSTEOPATHY

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle and safe manual therapy that is centered around treating the whole person. This means that your osteopathic practitioner will listen attentively to your concerns while taking into account the various factors that can influence pain or discomfort. Your practitioner will ask you questions relating to your medical history and the details of your symptoms. This information will help your practitioner to develop a treatment plan with you that is tailored towards your individual needs and goals. Osteopathic practitioners understand that physical problems can be caused by emotional stress and strain, and work to help you find the source of your problem.


Osteopathy uses gentle manual techniques to help decrease or eliminate pain and to resolve symptoms. These include a variety of techniques such as:

  • Soft-tissue techniques

  • Myofascial release

  • Cranial sacral osteopathy

  • Visceral manipulation

  • Muscle Energy Technique (contract-relax type techniques)

  • Neuromuscular reeducation

  • Manual cueing for exercise form

  • Assisted stretching & supported movement

Each treatment is tailored towards the individual’s specific needs and generally involves little to no discomfort.

In addition to manual techniques, osteopathy sessions often include an educational component where your osteopathic practitioner will provide you with information to help you to make sense of your pain and will provide you with movement strategies, modifications to daily activities, or exercises to give you control over your pain management.

Osteopathy includes hands-on treatment to help your body’s mechanical function in order to ease pain, and to restore movement and balance to your body’s physical health. Anne-Marie Mougeot is a highly trained and experienced osteopathic practitioner providing osteopathic treatment for people of all ages with a special interest in chronic pain.

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN APPOINTMENT

More than Manual Therapy

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ASSESSMENT & CLINICAL IMPRESSION

Tell me your story.

Everybody's pain experience is different. I take a holistic approach to understanding pain and view the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. Taking the time to conduct a thorough health history helps me to understand what factors might be influencing your symptoms and helps us to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

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TREATMENT & THERAPY

Patient-Centered Care

Treatment sessions typically include a combination of manual therapy techniques depending on your needs and how your body responds. We may also include some exercise therapy and movement strategies for active care to help to build strength, balance and improve mobility and range of motion.

Physical Therapy Session

CONTINUED CARE

Helping you beyond the treatment table

Together, we will create an individualized treatment plan including Continued Care aimed at achieving your functional goals.

 

COMMON REASONS FOR CONSULTATION

Please note that I treat people, not conditions and always consider a whole body, whole person approach to treatment.

PELVIC HEALTH

  • SI joint pain

  • Hip pain

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Bladder concerns

  • Tailbone pain

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain

PAIN

  • Joint pain

  • Postoperative pain

  • Neck & back pain

  • Sciatica

  • TMJ

  • General aches & pains

  • Acute & chronic injuries

INFANTS & CHILDREN

  • Torticolis

  • Digestive concerns (reflux, constipation, bloating)

  • Head asymmetries

  • Developmental milestone challenges

  • Breastfeeding difficulties

  • Pre- and post-tongue/lip tie revision

 

PERINATAL SUPPORT

  • Fertility support

  • Low back pain

  • Recovery from delivery

  • C-section recovery

  • Urinary leakage & incontinence

  • Diastasis Recti

DIGESTIVE ISSUES

  • Constipation

  • Bloating

  • IBS

  • Acid reflux

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

  • Asthma

  • Sinus congestion

  • Breathing restrictions

  • Rib pain

  • Altered breathing patterns