Osteopathy at Ace Sports Clinic Toronto
Ace Sports Clinic Toronto boasts a range of practitioners from different fields who work together to enable our clients to reach their optimal health and well-being. One of the many health & wellness services we offer is Osteopathy.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which recognises the important link between the body’s structure and the way it functions. It is a holistic form of healthcare where practitioners consider how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs function together as a unit.
By taking the whole body into consideration, osteopathic manual practitioners work to identify the cause of a client’s injury and treat more than just the symptoms. For example, a common presenting complaint is clients experiencing lower back pain. One would expect treatment to be focused locally at the back where the pain is occurring. However via a detailed assessment our osteopathic practitioners will work to try to understand why the back began hurting in the first place. This may lead the practitioner to look at your feet and foot posture, knees or look at anterior tightness through the hips.
Our osteopathic manual practitioners understand that the body is a complex functional unit where the musculoskeletal system is also closely related to and dependant on the circulatory, respiratory, neurological and lymphatic systems. Therefore osteopathic manual practitioners take into account all of these systems in order to formulate a holistic treatment plan.
At Ace Sports Clinic Toronto our osteopathic manual practitioners are Australian trained and certified following an intensive 5 year full time degree including a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Osteopathy. Following accreditation our practitioners have all undergone further training in various fields and regularly keep up to date with current research with ongoing professional development. They are versed in a range of subjects from extensive anatomical knowledge, to nutrition and exercise rehabilitation allowing our practitioners to deliver the highest quality of osteopathic care in Toronto.
What does treatment involve?
During an initial consultation our osteopathic manual practitioners will ask a range of questions to identify the extent of the clients injury and develop a clinical picture. They will then use skilled evaluation and diagnostic techniques to identify the areas of dysfunction which will help to identify the cause of the clients complaint.
Treatment is then based on a holistic understanding of the body and employs hands on techniques. This includes massage, stretching, gentle mobilisation and muscle energy techniques, as well as dry needling and exercise prescription when appropriate.
Treatment also includes advice on workplace ergonomics, sleeping posture and identifying any regions of weakness to then implement an exercise program to prevent the injury re-occurring.
What can osteopathic manual practitioners treat?
Osteopathic manual practitioners can treat a wide range of conditions and can support their clients from infancy all the way through to 99 years of age (or older!) Examples of conditions that osteopathic manual practitioners see include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sporting injuries
- Joint pain
To see what osteopathy can do for you call us at Ace Sports Clinic today 416-792-4223 or book online here.
Here at Ace Sports Clinic Toronto our practitioners work together as a team to address all the layers of our clients’ injury. By collaborating as a team we have found that this not only helps our clients recover from injury but enables them to prevent their injury from re-occurring and for us to support our clients towards optimal well-being.