What is Osteopathy?
According to the Canadian College of Osteopathy, traditional osteopathy is defined as “a natural medicine that aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal, the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.”
Osteopathy is a whole body approach that is based on an extensive knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology. Using this knowledge, and a meticulous methodology provided by the Canadian College’s Osteopathic program, osteopaths are able to determine the origin and effects of trauma and other experiences. They can then create and administer an appropriate treatment plan.
These personalized plans are developed through an initial interview of clients, followed by a full osteopathic assessment of the position, mobility, and quality of certain tissues, fluids, and rhythms of the body. That is then used to develop the follow-up treatment plan.
Evelyn Ashton is currently working towards the completion of the 5-year program and hopes to complete it in late 2018.