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:
Cranial sacral osteopathy
Muscle Energy Technique (contract-relax type techniques)
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN APPOINTMENT
More than Manual Therapy
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.
*All initial consultations are currently being conducted via video or phone call at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TREATMENT & THERAPY
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.
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.
SI joint pain
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Neck & back pain
General aches & pains
Acute & chronic injuries
INFANTS & CHILDREN
Digestive concerns (reflux, constipation, bloating)
Developmental milestone challenges
Pre- and post-tongue/lip tie revision
Low back pain
Recovery from delivery
Urinary leakage & incontinence
Altered breathing patterns