Frequently Asked Questions
What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathic manual therapy is based on the principles that the body is a whole, not a collection of pieces, and that optimal alignment and structural integrity allows the body to heal itself. Osteopathic manual practitioners must have an excellent working knowledge of anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) in order to remove any restrictions to your ability to move effectively. The improvement in movement then optimizes blood flow, lymphatic drainage and nerve signalling ability. This translates to a reduction in symptoms, such as reduced pain, better sleep patterns and increased energy and vitality.
What do I wear for my Osteopathic Treatment?
Loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely is best. Long hair should be gathered up with a hair elastic. Please remove belts, watches and jewellery prior to coming in to the clinic.
What can I expect during an Osteopathy Treatment?
How long are my Osteopathic Treatments?
How often do I need to come for Osteopathic Treatment?
Osteopathic care relies on the concept of “as much as needed, and as little as possible”. This means that the frequency of visits will be completely personalized, based on how long your concern has been affecting you. Your overall health and lifestyle will also be considered in developing your individual treatment plan.
Arbour Square Osteopathy believes in honesty and transparency in our approach. We assess your progress on every visit. Usually, after three to five visits, we can determine if your progress is in line with a reasonable expectation for improvement. We will also tell you if we feel our care is not helping, and will recommend you seek medical diagnosis or additional professional care. Your health is important to us and we believe a team approach is the best way to optimize your health.
What conditions does Osteopathic Manual Therapy treat?
2069 Hammonds Plains Rd.
Hammonds Plains, NS B4B 1P3