What is a Manual Osteopath?

Manual Osteopathy

A manual osteopath is a healthcare professional who practices manual osteopathy, a type of alternative medicine that involves the use of hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Manual osteopaths believe that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself and that the musculoskeletal system plays a central role in overall health and well-being.

Manual osteopaths use a variety of techniques to diagnose and treat conditions, including:

  • Palpation: Using their hands to feel for areas of tension, tightness, or dysfunction in the body
  • Soft tissue manipulation: Using gentle pressure and stretching to release tension and improve mobility in the muscles and connective tissue
  • Joint mobilization: Using gentle pressure and movement to improve the range of motion and function of the joints
  • Craniosacral therapy: Using gentle touch to assess and treat imbalances in the craniosacral system, which includes the bones of the head, neck, and spine, as well as the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord

Manual osteopaths may work with a variety of different populations, including people with chronic pain, sports injuries, stress-related conditions, and other health problems. They may also work with people who are looking to improve their overall health and well-being, or who are seeking a complementary treatment to traditional medicine.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health-conscious people. Our team is extremely well-trained and they take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well-being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in-depth one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow-ups as needed.

Please note our 24 Hour Cancelation Policy.

With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

We are open 7 days a week from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm at the following locations

South Edmonton | Downtown Edmonton| West EdmontonSherwood Park