Osteopathy: What is it, exactly?

Calgary WOW Centre Osteopathy

Osteopathic manual therapy, sometimes called osteopathy, is a naturopathic treatment modality that recognizes the interconnectivity of the nervous, lymphatic, and musculoskeletal systems within the body. This drug-free, non-invasive therapy utilizes physical manipulation of the body to trigger its natural regenerative process. For example, it can improve circulation, lymphatic drainage, and joint mobility.  

Many patients will explore osteopathic manual therapy as an alternative pain management treatment, as it has been shown to be extremely effective for arthritis pain, sciatica, and overuse injuries. However, the holistic benefits of treatment can also address conditions you might not expect, such as depression, migraines, and chronic health conditions. It’s even safe for managing pain and discomfort during pregnancy and as part of fertility treatment. That’s because this treatment modality focuses on the underlying cause of imbalances within the body, leading to a widespread improvement in overall wellness. Osteopathic manual therapy is gentle and safe for almost any patient—it’s even used in pediatric medicine and neonatal care. 

Explore the benefits of osteopathic manual therapy for yourself at Calgary WOW Centre. Our talented, multi-disciplinary team of providers makes us your one-stop-shop for total wellness in Calgary. Visit our website today to schedule a consultation.