What should I wear to my appointment?
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 should I bring to my appointment?
Bring your car keys and method of payment to the clinic; you may also need your personal calendar (phone) so you can book your next appointment. Please leave bags, purses or other non essential items in your vehicle.
Can I exercise after my appointment?
We recommend light exercise only for the first 24 hours after your appointment. This means walking, swimming or bicycling (as is normal for your lifestyle). You may return to your “regular workouts” after 24 hours, or as advised by your practitioner.
What should I expect after my appointment?
Every “body” responds differently. Some patients feel a little tired on the day of treatment, or notice a “I’ve been working out” type of soreness. This usually lasts only a day. Most people then notice an increase in energy, a better ability to move or a reduction in symptoms which in turn allows their bodies to cope with the stresses of life more easily.
What can osteopathic manual therapy help with?
- Osteopathic manual therapy can reduce symptoms related to many conditions, including:
- Back, neck and joint pain
- Muscle tension and strain
- Headaches and migraines
- TMJ disorders
- Sinus problems and congestion
- Work and sports related injuries
- Edema, swelling and inflammation
- IBS symptoms, constipation and diarrhea
- Menstrual pain
- …and more
- How often do I have to come in for treatments?
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.
Are your fees covered by my work benefits/insurance?
Yes, if you have coverage for osteopathic treatments. Many benefit programs do, so contact your provider for details. Unfortunately, we are unable to direct bill at this time.
Do you deal with Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims?
No, we do not deal with WSIB claims.
Do you deal with Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)?
No, we do not deal with MVA’s at this time.