Manual Osteopathy

Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Sometimes referred to as the osteopathic approach, this methodology is based on the restoration of balance within your body. Manual Osteopaths use hands-on, manual techniques to identify and treat imbalances across the entire musculoskeletal framework. In addition to the “muscle-skeletal framework,” Manual Osteopaths can also address a wide range of issues within the entire body.

45 min | 60 min | 90 min | 120 min



30 min | 45 min | 60 min


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What to expect during your Manual Osteopathy appointment:

If you want total body health through treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine, Manual Osteopathy is the right service for you.

Your treatment will begin with an in depth assessment which will include ROM and orthopaedic testing. Your therapist will obtain a complete understanding of your body as a whole. Expect to answer questions regarding your health history, lifestyle, and pain levels. From this assessment, they will determine barriers within your body contributing to your complaint. Your overall treatment plan will address these issues – ultimately, restoring balance to the body.You may or may not be asked to partially undress so be sure to dress in comfortable, loose fitting clothing that allows for easy movement.

The treatment may incorporate movement, exercise, stretching, massage, palpation of the body, organs, or tissues, low-velocity manipulations, etc. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can make adjustments with the pressure and techniques being utilized.

After the treatment, it’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released during the massage. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.

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Other things you should know about your Manual Osteopathy appointment:

If you’re planning on getting Manual Osteopathy, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Arrive early: It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to your appointment. This will give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork and get settled in before your treatment begins.
  2. Avoid heavy meals: A full stomach can make it harder for you to relax and may interfere with the treatment. However, an empty stomach can leave you light headed. Try to eat a light meal an hour or two before your appointment.
  3. Drink plenty of water: It’s important to stay hydrated before and after your treatment. Drinking plenty of water can help flush out any toxins released and help prevent soreness.
  4. Dress appropriately: Depending on the type of treatment you have scheduled, you may or may not need to undress to some extent. It’s best to wear loose fitting or “athletic” clothing that you are able to move freely in. Your therapist will instruct you on what should be removed to facilitate the best possible treatment. Always undress to your personal comfort level.
  5. Communicate with your therapist: During your appointment, make sure to keep an open dialogue regarding any discomfort or areas of tension you are experiencing. This will help them make adjustments as needed to ensure that you are getting the most benefit from your treatment.
  6. Take it easy after your appointment: It is important to give your body time to rest and recover after treatment. Avoid intense physical activity or exercise immediately after your treatment and allow your body time to relax and recover.
  7. Follow any post-treatment instructions: Your therapist may provide you with specific instructions or stretches to do after the treatment to help with recovery. It is important to follow these instructions to get the greatest overall benefit.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered Manual osteopath are ready to guide your path toward success.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered Manual osteopath are ready to guide your path toward success.

History of Manual Osteopathy:

In the late 1800s, Andrew Taylor Still MD was credited as first using the term ‘Osteopathy.’ When regular conventional medicine failed to save his wife and daughters from meningitis, Still changed his views on the conventional way. He determined that there had to be a better way than resorting to drugs and highly invasive practices.

In 1892, Still founded the first Manual Osteopathy school called the American School of Osteopathy. The focus and basis in the practices taught were aimed at restoring harmony and balance in the body. Since then, Osteopathy has evolved and spread into a worldwide alternative medicine practice.

Frequently Asked Question


Manual osteopathy is a hands-on form of therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and aims to restore balance and function to the body. It involves a range of techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and craniosacral therapy.

Yes, manual osteopathy is generally safe and non-invasive. However, as with any form of therapy, there may be some risks and side effects. These can include mild soreness or discomfort after treatment. It is important to discuss any concerns with your therapist before starting treatment.

Manual osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, sports injuries, and digestive disorders. It can also be used to improve mobility, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

During a manual osteopathy session, the therapist will first assess your condition and medical history. They will then use a variety of techniques, such as gentle stretching, massage, and joint mobilization, to help restore balance and function to your body. The treatment is tailored to your individual needs and may involve multiple sessions.

The length of time it takes to see results from manual osteopathy varies depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may experience relief after just one session, while others may require multiple sessions before seeing significant improvement. It is important to be patient and consistent with your treatment to achieve the best results.