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Osteopathic manual therapy is a safe option for relieving pain, managing conditions, and bringing the body back to alignment. We’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get and answer them below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, Please email us at info@ellipsetherapy.com and we’ll be happy to help!

It would be cliché to just say that osteopath works only on bones, but a properly trained osteopath would have an extensive knowledge of anatomy but also biomechanics, this will allow to work on various structures and integrating them in the treatment altogether to work in symbiosis (bones/joints/muscles/viscera/cranial)

Osteopathy Is not a regulated profession in Canada and therefore doesn’t have any coverage by the Health care system, however, insurances do cover it depending of your plan, contact your insurance prior to your visit to find out.

We highly encourage patients to investigate who’s the osteopath and where was he trained and for how long. Osteopathy not being regulated in Canada; you have a vast range of training (from 6 months online to 5 years remote/part time training).

Antoine is from France and has been trained in a 6 years full time school program + 600 hours surgery internship in GYN-OBS as an observer, and he underwent 3 years on top to be specialised in Paediatrics.
Antoine emphases that osteopathy is not a tool you’re using on top of a pre-existing degree, but a scientific profession with an inherent reasoning.

If you did investigate correctly about the training of the osteopath then you should not feel nervous about it. The osteopath will always be axed on communication and exchanges, if you do have some apprehensions, then you can contact one of our practitioner.

It all depends on the general estate, the tissues quality, and the history of the patient. This number can be variable if it’s a chronic or an acute pain, but sometimes only one session can be necessary and enough. Osteopathy doesn’t have vocation to gouge on a patient but more offering a sustainable approach to the patient.

Antoine is using techniques that are designed to adapt to you and your lifestyle, usually he suggests to keep yourself active but not doing what you’re not used to. If the session is more technical and axed on an intense neuro-muscular work then 24 to 48 hours are needed before considering going back into a “normal” activity.

Despite all the precautions Antoine takes, it is sometimes inevitable to have a flare up, there is more chance that it will not happen, but Antoine cannot control the way your body will react to the changes.

Andrew Taylor Still created osteopathy and founded the first Osteopathic school in Kirksville (Missouri, US)

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